Higher Ventures is a data-driven, impact-focused placement platform that bridges social equity, community reinvestment, and experiential learning opportunities by creatively matchmaking students with socially responsible for-profit entities working to make a real difference for those communities most affected by the war on drugs. 

By pairing our students with quick, high-impact projects from our vetted, socially mindful organizations across the emerging cannabis industry, we create a career-defining launchpad while incentivizing our partners to directly reallocate their saved social and financial capital to those individuals formerly incarcerated for cannabis.



Our mission is to create an integrity-driven think tank that serves as a model for how society can resolve today’s most pressing social disparities through strategic implementation of social capital, institutional and financial resources, and community reinvestment. As we expand, we will build an ML-algorithm from employment data and inputs from our partners to scale past prototypical students to formerly incarcerated individuals and all suitable candidates with compelling jobs in emerging markets.




Quality over quantity. 

We pair the most integrity-driven students with the best companies offering curated, flexible, highly impactful projects & programming to guarantee real-world learning, skill-building, and outcomes.


For the students, by the students.   

 Imagine if your "Experiential Course" had been hand-selected by students just like you, along with the industry's top minds. We pick the best projects & causes for both personal & career development.


We share our data & results. 

Through a strategic vetting, intake, & support process, our impact is driven by real-world data and milestones, and always made public to promote collaboration and integrity industry-wide.