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Major gift allows Furman University to establish “Clemens Angel Analyst Fellowship”

Thanks to a $1 million gift from a father and son who are alumni, Furman University has launched the “Clemens Angel Analyst Fellowship” in collaboration with VentureSouth, the angel fund that just announced its expansion into Chattanooga. Both are based in Greenville, SC, and the program will operate out of The Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

According to this announcement, the eight-week fellowship will give eight to 10 students a deep dive into new venture investment, teaching them the skills they need, said Chase Clemens, who served two years as Chair of Furman’s Investment Banking Club. He is the son of Ken Clemens who started a business before going into real estate investment banking and then into insurance. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of the URL Insurance Group in Harrisburg, PA.

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