Upstart is a crowdfunding platform that takes a rather unique approach to raising money for students. Students sign up for the program and backers may invest in them in exchange for a percentage of their income (up to 7%) for some duration (5 or 10 years).
How Upstart works: https://www.upstart.com/how_it_works
High-res intro video on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/67417114
Crunchbase is listing their current funding as $7.65 Million. http://www.crunchbase.com/company/upstart
Young entrepreneurial students can overcome financial hurdles to starting their own business and get out from under student debt.
Students can begin building their dreams right out of the gate with experienced partners who have a vested interest in seeing them succeed.
Steps for campus integration
Currently waiting to hear back from their staff about the potential to do an interview and discuss this information in detail.