UMRF Ventures, INC.

VENTURES Announces Expansion of Call Center

June 28, 2019 - The University of Memphis Research Foundation and its wholly owned subsidiary, UMRF Ventures Inc., held a grand opening celebrating the expansion of their current... Read More

VENTURES Receives National Award

August 31, 2018 - A UMRF Ventures Inc. program has received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2018 Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development. Read More

VENTURES adds IT command center, 45 technology jobs for students

University of Memphis students will work as systems analysts for FedEx's information technology command center as part of a new partnership between the Memphis-based shipping giant and the U of M.

VENTURES opens second FedEx call center

The original FedEx call center, located in the U of M's FedEx Institute of Technology, now employs 50 students and has a payroll of $50,000 a month.


UMRF Ventures was founded in 2017, with a grant from FedEx Corporation. Our mission is to help University of Memphis students succeed by creating good-paying part-time jobs on campus, and creating potential career paths with our partner companies after they graduate. Since our incorporation in 2017, we have provided employment opportunities to over 400 students and paid 4 million dollars in student wages. We have helped place over 20 students into full-time careers with our partner companies after they graduated from the University.


We are the frontline of a new era in Memphis innovation.


Changing the way corporations collaborate with academic institutions

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The FedEx Institute is a strategic partner in the overall success of UMRF Ventures

Our Mission

We are all about Student Success!

Our mission is to aid student success, by providing good paying part-time jobs for University of Memphis students, on our campuses. This helps students meet their financial obligations, stay in school, graduate on time, and prepares them for careers after they graduate. 

UMRF Ventures works with partner companies, and we develop customized service companies that employ our students, and establishes a talent pipeline for those partners to hire our students when they graduate.


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