For students,
by students.

Front Row Ventures is Canada's first student-run venture capital fund. Based in Montreal, Sherbrooke and Québec, we invest in Canada's most talented students.

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What we're all about.

Front Row Ventures is the first Canadian venture capital fund entirely managed by and for students that invests solely in student-led startups.

Most student entrepreneurs still lack access to capital. We're closing that gap by backing student founders with an early investment of $25,000, through a SAFE—the most founder-friendly terms that exist in Canada, and a portfolio of resources and world-class mentors.

We believe that students are in a unique position to challenge the status quo. The university years are an entrepreneurial sweet spot and we want to help student founders launch unthinkable ventures that change the world.

Powered by Real Ventures, FRV has successfully run a $600K Quebec-focused pilot fund over the past two years and is now raising a $10M fund to expand its operations to 7 new provinces and more than 30 university campuses across Canada.

Gather

We gather the most talented and innovative students from every background and campus in Canada.

Amplify

Our interdisciplinary team amplifies student founders' crude potential and daring ideas to groundbreaking ventures.

Back

We back student founders with a game-changing investment of $25,000. Their success is our priority. We bring them to their next milestone, one after another

The FRV and Real family

Students backing students.

Our team members come from a diverse set of backgrounds. Together, we are working towards one goal: reshaping the tech and startup culture on Canadian campuses.

From the beginning, we all shared a spark that made us fall in love with tech entrepreneurship. We are united by our passion and boldness. We are more than a team, we're family.

Montreal was just the beginning. The FRV family has expanded throughout the entire Quebec province, and we are now expanding across Canada.

Let Front Row Ventures be your spark. Be part of it. Join our team.

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We're backed by Canada's largest early-stage VC.

Established in 2007, Real Ventures backs world-class entrepreneurs building game-changing companies. Real recently raised $180 million to support the most promising Canadian tech startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Supported by

key players in the Canada university, startup & investment ecosystems.

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Join our community. Follow the Front Row Ventures journey from campus to campus and discover the next big tech startup.

Join the next generation of tech leaders. Join the FRV family.

Launch unthinkable ventures.

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