Kings Mill Depot

Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund

Have an idea you're ready to turn into a business?

The Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund is specifically designed to help York College students take their business from idea to implementation. Through funding, education, mentorship and access to angel investors, students will get all the resources they need to think like an entrepreneur and make their business a reality, all while still enrolled in school!

Here's how it works:

York College students interested in applying to the fund can expect to go through 3 steps:

  • Step 1: Apply, pitch, and if selected, receive seed funding (up to $5,000!)
  • Step 2: Participate in the J.D. Brown Center Spartan Accelerator to help your business get off the ground
  • Step 3: Potential to receive additional funding

Applications are now open for the 3rd annual Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund!

Applications are due by January 21st at 11:59PM.

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About the Fund

The Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund (WSVIF) was founded and funded by York College alumni Norm Weinstock '58. Norm earned his Associate degree from York Junior College, and has since enjoyed lengthy, successful careers at both Dentsply International and Henry Schein.

Benbruno Nkapbela, Fiction Formulations and Services

Year One Winner

“I am genuinely grateful for all the help offered and opportunities given to me through the Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund. The biggest thing that I learned was that you can learn so much by being vulnerable and asking for help.” - Benbruno Nkapbela

Meet the Board

The executive board of the WSVIF consists of its founder and a number of successful entrepreneurs and College staff who all wish to see students succeed in entrepreneurship while still attending school.

Norm Weinstock Patti Stirk Stephen Weinstock  A YCP Weinstock Board Member

Norm Weinstock '58
Retired President and Chairman,
Zahn Dental Company

  Patti Stirk '87/'99
President and CEO,
Star Systems Engineering, Inc.
d/b/a SMALL STAR Art House
  Stephen Weinstock
Owner, Stock's on 2nd
Serial Restaurateur
  Martin Fedorko
Managing Partner,
White Rose Venture Fund
Brent Wrisley   Jeff Vermeulen     Oscar Winters    
Brent Wrisley
CEO, Punch Cyber
Analytics Group
  Jeff Vermeulen
Assistant Vice President
of External Relations,
York College 
  Oscar Winters '14
Associate Director,
J.D. Brown Center
for Entrepreneurship

Contact Us
J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
Jeff Vermeulen, Executive Director
Grantley Hall, Room 127
Phone: 717.815.6601
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Oscar Winters, Associate Director
Kings Mill Depot, Room 105

Kings Mill Depot is located on Kings Mill Road between Grantley Road and S. Penn Street.