VC University LIVE
Get practical training on venture finance in emerging ecosystems for entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, and anyone else interested in emerging company finance.
On June 14-16, 2021, VC University will host a virtual LIVE program with UNC Kenan-Flagler Entrepreneurship Center and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
What is VC University Live?
VC University LIVE is our three-day certificate program on venture finance, held in partnership with universities in emerging VC ecosystems across the country.
- Interactive 3-day program with a certificate of completion and access to the VC University alumni network
- Live lectures and interviews with leading local venture capitalists, faculty from the University of California, Berkeley and the host institution, and executives from the National Venture Capital Association and Venture Forward
- Perfect for those new to venture finance and professionals interested in building their network in emerging ecosystems
- Past VC University LIVE programs have been hosted by the University of Michigan (May 2019), Tulane University (September 2019), and SMU (November 2020).
Stats at a Glance
VC University LIVE cohorts since launch in 2019
full scholarships awarded
Scholarships are available by application for new or aspiring VC investors from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Learn more
Tuition & Discounts
General tuition for VC University LIVE at UNC is $1,200 per participant.
UC Berkeley alumni, UNC alumni, and NVCA members receive a 20% discount. If you qualify for a discounted rate or would like to register a group, please contact [email protected] for more information. Please note: Discounts must be applied before registering, and eligible participants may only apply one discount to the cost of tuition. Group rates are available for no more than 5 registrants per organization.
I earned a scholarship to attend, because of the opportunity granted by Venture Forward, and I was able to meet lifelong peers, connect with the speakers, make my voice heard in discussion rooms, and learn from industry leaders.
This is a great primer for the complex VC ecosystem! I would recommend it to anyone working in VC or in a startup.
Julia J. Anthony, CPA
VC University LIVE is an excellent foundational introduction to the world of VC. Led by world-class VCs, instructors, and founders, the course strikes the right balance between the practical and theoretical to demystify the industry.
Past Instructors and Guest Speakers
G. Byron Abrigg
Mission Control GG - Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer
Esports Stadium Arlington - Director of Parterships
Deloitte - Market Development Leader
Venture Dallas - Managing Director
Stadia Ventures - Director of Accelerator Programs
Sidney Austin LLP - Partner
Living Mountain LLC - Founder & President
Silicon Valley Bank - Director
SMU - CIO
Envy Gaming - Vice President, Sales and Brand Partnerships
National Venture Capital Association - President & CEO
Mercury Fund - Managing Director
StackPath - Co-Founder
Backstage Capital - Founder & Managing Partner
Patriot Capital - Managing Director - Southwest
Venture Forward - Executive Director
Sidley Austin LLP - Partner
Stadia Ventures - Co-Founder & Managing Director
Foundry Group - Partner
Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership - Director
Koch Disruptive Technologies - Managing Director
Sidley Austin LLP - Counsel
Sidley Austin LLLP - Partner
Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship - Executive Director
SMU Cox School of Business - Executive Director of Communications
RevTech Ventures - Founder/Managing Director
Legacy Knight - Chief Investment Officer & Founding Partner
Revolution - Exec. VP of Operations & Deputy GC; General Counsel & COO, Revolution Growth
HacWare - Founder & CEO
Tema Development - Head of Private Equity and Fixed Income
Vela Wood - Senior Attorney
Greycroft - Co-Founder & Partner
TFOA - Founder & Chairman
PICKUP - Founder & CEO
Texas Municipal Retirement System - Investment Analyst
Vela Wood - Managing Partner
Greycroft - Partner
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Bumble - Founder & CEO
From UC Berkeley, NVCA, and Venture Forward
- VC University ONLINE – our self-paced, online course on the nuts and bolts of venture finance (8-week recommended schedule)
- Venture Capital Symposium – a two-day conference from NVCA and Stanford focused on governance best practices
- FORM+FUND – Startup@BerkeleyLaw’s live workshop series for Berkeley-affiliated founders.
From other organizations
Other Ways to Get Involved
If you’re interested in supporting VC University LIVE as a sponsor, speaker, instructor, or in some other way, please contact [email protected].