Connecting college students with real-world venture capital experience!


The Atento Fellows program gives college students hands-on venture capital experience from sourcing deals and conducting diligence reviews, to connecting inspiring founders with capital through the University Pitch Competition.

Our Mission

Educate and empower students interested in venture capital to experience first-hand the process and impact of funding.

Connect student-founded companies with capital through the University Pitch Competition

Key Dates

Fellows Cohort III Applications Due: August 7, 2022

Sourcing Training Weekend: September 15-18, 2022

Dilligence Training Weekend: January 5-8, 2023

University Pitch Competition: March 23- 26, 2023

Applications for  Atento Fellows are currently closed
Applications reopen Summer of 2023



September 15-18, 2022

Get to know your cohort, experience a specially curated tour of Tulsa, and leave the weekend with a complete sourcing toolkit tailored to your interest in VC. Between this time and the January session, you will source student-founded companies to be considered for the University Pitch Competition for a chance to earn up to $10,000 in funding for their business!


January 5-8, 2023

Return to Tulsa for a celebration of a successful sourcing period! This weekend will arm you with the skills and information needed to conduct “due diligence” like a real VC! Between now and the University Pitch Competition you’ll narrow down your list of sourced deals, write memos and work with Atentans to help with the selection of the founders asked to join the University Pitch Competition.


March 23- 26, 2023

The program culminates in a University Pitch Competition where student founders, discovered and selected by the Atento Fellows, pitch to earn capital for their businesses!Last year Atento Capital awarded a total of $17,500 to 3 student startups, including the grand prize winner, Sunny!