VC University LIVE at UNC
June 14-16, 2021
Get practical training on venture finance for entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, and anyone else interested in emerging company finance.
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. The last VC University LIVE program took place June 14-16, 2021, in partnership with the UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Entrepreneurship Center and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Due to the COVID-10 pandemic, this program was offered in a robust, highly interactive, virtual format.
- Interactive three-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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and executives from the National Venture Capital Association
- Perfect for those new to venture finance and professionals interested in building their network in emerging ecosystems
Stats at a Glance
VC University LIVE cohorts since launch in 2019
full scholarships awarded
The scholarship application for VC University LIVE at UNC is now closed.
Scholarships for VC University LIVE are available by application to a limited number of new or aspiring VC investors from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Learn more
Tuition & Discounts
Registration for VC University LIVE at UNC is now closed.
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.
If you currently work for an employer related to the venture capital field, we highly recommend asking them to subsidize the cost of tuition for VC University LIVE at UNC. This certificate program is an excellent professional development and networking opportunity, and your employer may be willing to cover some of the costs. You are welcome to customize this template for your purposes.
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.
Instructors and Guest Speakers
VC University incorporates lectures and interviews with faculty from UC Berkeley, UNC-Chapel Hill, executives from NVCA and Venture Forward, and leading venture capitalists from the local ecosystem and Silicon Valley.
Ahmad Al Hidiq
Kayan Health - Co-Founder & CEO
Pendo - Co-Founder
Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise - Director
Revolution - Chairman & CEO
Gunderson Dettmer - Partner
Salesforce Ventures - Director, Global Portfolio Development
IDEA Fund Partners - Principal
Backstage Capital - General Partner
National Venture Capital Association - President & CEO
Hutch Law - Attorney
Hutch Law - Managing Partner
Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise - Executive Director
Venture Forward - Executive Director
RewardStock - Founder
Benji Taylor Jones
Innovate Capital Law - Co-Founder
Bull City Venture Partners - General Partner
Kaleido - Founder & COO
R64 Capital - Partner
CureMint - CEO & Co-Founder
CliniSpan Health - Co-Founder
Cofounders Capital - Partner
Scale Venture Partners - Partner
Institute for Private Capital at UNC Kenan-Flagler - Executive Director
Pappas Capital - Managing Partner
Opportunity Hub (OHUB) - Executive Chairman & CEO
Fortune - Writer & Editor of Term Sheet
Revolution Ventures - Partner & Founding Member
The Global Data Consortium - Managing Partner
Berkeley Center for Law and Business - Executive Director
Silicon Valley Bank - Managing Director
Walk West and The Diversity Movement - CEO
US Senator - North Carolina
TrueBridge Capital Partners - General Partner & Co-Founder
Dr. Shanté Williams
Black Pearl Global Investments - CEO
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].
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