Industry Partners


Cougar Capital members immediately contribute to industry partners by providing the needed manpower and analytical ability to conduct research and diligence on potential investments.

Become an investment partner

What We Offer

Cougar Capital operates as an extension of your investment team. With access to world class research tools and databases, Courage Capital provides unique diligence perspective. Under the guidance of experienced industry professionals, students dive in deeply to learn about each deal and provide value to our investment partners.

How Students Are Selected

Students participating in Cougar Capital are selected through a thorough screening processes, which includes exemplary performance in an introductory private equity / venture capital course, relevant industry experience prior to the MBA, and recommendation to the program by BYU MBA professors and peers.

How Your Partnership Benefits Us

Students benefit and learn from industry professionals and portfolio company leadership through consistent interaction throughout the year. 

Cougar Capital also participates as a minority syndicate investor in deals in which it believes have the best potential for strong financial returns. This has led to a successful investment track record that will provide resources for Cougar Capital for years to come.

To become an investment partner with Cougar Capital email


For BYU Students

The BYU Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology provides entrepreneurs resources, guidance, and access to financing through the Miller Competition Series. Learn more about the CET here or by visiting Room 470 of the Tanner Building on the BYU Provo campus.

For Utah Entrepreneurs

Utah has a strong tech and startup community committed to growing the number of scalable businesses and tech jobs in the state. Check out the following resources for ways to get involved and seek help with your venture.

Send your Pitch to Cougar Capital

Cougar Capital relates to the challenges of being an entrepreneur and does its best to add value. Cougar Capital invests alongside industry partners in startups with strong growth potential. If you would like to present your business to Cougar Capital, please fill out the following form: (limit fields to 100 words max unless otherwise specified)

  • Company summary (50 words or less)
  • Market (market size, competition)
  • Traction (number of customers, revenue, product maturity)
  • Team (leadership team bios)
  • Financing History

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