VC University LIVE

In 2019, VC University hosted live programs in Ann Arbor, Michigan with the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance at the University of Michigan, and in New Orleans, Louisiana with the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

In 2020, VC University will host a live program in Dallas, Texas with the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership at SMU Dedman School of Law and the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business (November 12-14, 2020). In Spring 2021, VC University will host a live program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and The Kenan-Flagler Business School Entrepreneurship Center (dates TBA).

VC University LIVE details

Who should apply?

Entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, fund managers, attorneys and anyone else looking to unlock their venture finance skills and build their network (locally and within Silicon Valley).


November 12-14, 2020 at SMU in Dallas, Texas

Spring 2021 (Dates TBA) at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina


Tuition is $1,500 per participant. Scholarships are available (details to be provided soon).

UC Berkeley alumni and NVCA members will receive a 20% discount on their tuition. SMU alumni and UNC Chapel Hill alumni will receive a 20% discount on their tuition for their respective programs. If you qualify for a discounted rate or would like to register a group, please contact

Each participant who successfully completes the requirements of the course will receive a certificate of completion.


Scholarship applications for the November program at SMU will open on August 24, 2020. General registration will open on September 14, 2020.

How this program is different

VC University is a joint venture of Startup@BerkeleyLaw, an initiative of the University of California, Berkeley, and the National Venture Capital Association. Startup@BerkeleyLaw’s VC Deal Camp Program and the National Venture Capital Association’s Venture Capital Symposium are distinct from VC University. VC University is intended to provide an introductory overview of the Silicon Valley model of venture capital while supporting emerging venture ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley.

Dallas, Texas — November 12-14, 2020 at SMU

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina — Spring 2021 (Dates TBD) at UNC Chapel Hill