Take a gap year from school.
Get up to $100,000 to start a company of your own.

We’re investing up to $100,000 in 5 teams to take a gap year and build a company.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an undergrad, MBA, or PhD. We also have no industry preferences, and are interested in funding international students regardless of visa status.

The only requirements are that you commit to working on your project full-time from September through next spring, and that at least one member of your team is taking a gap year to build your company.

Contrary will support the 5 teams like all others in our portfolio: with connections to operators who have scaled companies from zero to thousands of employees, a diverse network of potential hires, and tactical advice from our investment team.

You can read more about why we're launching our gap year program here.

All applications are due by 8/31, and are considered on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, get in touch at gapyear@contrarycap.com.

Applications for the Gap Year program have now closed. If you're working on something interesting and still want to share it with us, please send us an email.