HMC INQ: The 5C Incubator

Fall 2020 Dates: Sept 4th - Oct 23nd



It's Time To Start Something

We are a free online 8-week program (Fridays 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT), modeled after YC's startup school, open to all current students and alums of the 5Cs.

You will be paired with a mentor and then participate in online classes, one-on-one discussions, speaker panels, and (optionally) presenting your company at Demo Day on Oct 23rd, 2020.

On top of other investors attending Demo Day, HMC INQ will invest $50,000 in up to five companies with a Mudd co-founder (via a YC SAFE usually capped at $1.25M).


This is not for academic credit, but you can get a $50,000 seed investment in your startup!


For The 5C By Mudders

The brain child of Josh Jones (HMC '98, DreamHost co-founder and Bitcoin guy) and Prof. Gary Evans (HMC Ruth and Harvey Berry Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership), HMC INQ requires all participants have at least one 5C co-founder (with at least 20% equity).

But wait, there's more...



Okay I'm In

The deadline for registration is Aug 10th, 2020. Everyone will be accepted, but we want to ensure we make great mentor matches, so please register so we can better plan everything.



Also, if you're interested in getting involved in HMC INQ in any way, or have any questions at all, just email Josh Jones for help!

You can also stay updated using the form below.


Demo Day(s)

For the Fall 2020 cohort, Demo Day will be held on Zoom 12:30pm PDT on Friday, October 23rd.

At Demo Day, the latest batch of HMC INQ companies present to an audience of specially selected investors, press, and alumni.


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