The Gamecock Business Network

A private network redefining How
Gamecocks Find capital, talent, and customers

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Our Goal

$6m In Impact
For Students & Gamecock Businesses

Proceeds from your one-time membership fee provide direct funding in three key areas:


$1m to endow 10 full scholarships for student entrepreneurs

StartUp Growth

$2M to support entrepreneurial programming, startup accelerators, and support for alumni founders


$3M to sponsor internships, job opportunities, and experiential learning programs

Membership Limited to 10,000
Alumni, Supporters, and Students

The 1801 Venture Club is a members only business network, built for Gamecocks.
500 Founding Memberships available for $250. Price increases as the network grows.

a network built for Gamecocks
to help each other succeed

By joining, members gain access to a digital community with tools for networking, investment opportunities, and hiring


- Source talent from a pool of active and engaged students and alumni
- Seek job opportunities for yourself posted by other members
-Support Internships for qualified students

Build Companies

- Access to capital from Angels and CEOs across the Alumni Network
- Members have the ability to discover, mentor, and participate in the growth of companies supported by the programs we're funding

Grow Your Network

- Connect with and learn from a network of successful Gamecocks
- Content and Events exclusive to 1801 Venture Club Members
- Exclusive access and benefits with businesses aligned to the club

Benefits for All Stakeholders

Building a ecosystem With Aligned Incentives
Member Spotlight: Brad Ansley

Class of 2013

Carolina gave me the tools to take full advantage of the opportunity I had when I moved to Atlanta to join SalesLoft 7 years ago. I got to learn about rapid growth firsthand - from small startup to a $2b+ company.

The thing excites me the most about joining the 1801 Club is the opportunity to connect more Carolina grads to experiences like the one I had, with the added benefit of getting to invest in their success myself.