- Responsible for exhausting all financial resources to obtain research funds, as delineated by the established yearly budget. In particular, will work to form and maintain relationships with venture capital firms in the Bay Area. The committee must coordinate meetings with representatives from corporations, prepare a slide deck presentation, and confirm transfer of funds. Committee members are responsible for appropriate preparation of those who will serve as team representatives in VC meetings. The committee will update the budget as necessary, and will maintain a detailed log of contacts to facilitate funding of future teams. The committee is also responsible for obtaining funds from the University, such as: ASSU, VPUE, etc.