VC University Online Certificate Course

Presented by [email protected] and the National Venture Capital Association.

Online certificate course details

Now accepting applications for September 2019

Who should apply?

Entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, fund managers, attorneys and anyone else looking to unlock their venture finance skills.

Location

From the comfort of your own home or office. Participants will be able to complete the majority of the requirements (approximately 20 hours of content) for the online course on their own schedule. Certain aspects of the course, including office hours and group discussions, will require the participants to coordinate scheduling with instructors and/or other participants. 

Online course participants also have exclusive access to monthly Lunch & Learn webinars focusing on a range of important industry topics with expert insights and Q&A. For a preview, watch the May 2019 Lunch & Learn with Beezer Clarkson, Managing Director of Sapphire Ventures, and Lisa Edgar, Managing Director of Top Tier Capital Partners.

Tuition

Tuition for Fall 2019 will be $1500 per participant. Scholarships are available (details in the application). 

Please contact us for details on group rates. Berkeley alumni and NVCA members will receive a 20% discount on their tuition. Each participant who successfully completes the requirements of the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Note that the inaugural tuition of $1000 will be honored for those who submitted their applications before the initial deadline.

Admission

The team will begin reviewing Fall 2019 applications after the July 26 scholarship deadline. The first round of invitations to register for the general and scholarship applications will be sent the week of August 5. 

Selected participants will be able to access course lectures and materials beginning September 3, 2019.

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Instructors and Guest Speakers

VC University incorporates lectures and interviews with faculty from the University of California, Berkeley, executives from the National Venture Capital Association, and leading venture capitalists.

Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett

Professor

University of California, Berkeley

Beezer Clarkson

Beezer Clarkson

Managing Director

Sapphire Ventures

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Founder and Managing Partner

Uncork Capital

Neil Dugal

Neil Dugal

Senior Corporate Counsel

Omidyar Network

Lisa Edgar

Lisa Edgar

Managing Director

Top Tier Capital Partners

Jeff Farrah

Jeff Farrah

General Counsel

National Venture Capital Association

Justin Field

Justin Field

Senior VP of Government Affairs

National Venture Capital Association

Joseph Floyd

Joseph Floyd

General Partner

Emergence Capital

Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin

President and CEO

National Venture Capital Association

Jan Garfinkle

Jan Garfinkle

Founder and Managing Partner

Arboretum Ventures

Josh Green

Josh Green

VP, Corporate Development & Administration at Carbon 3D

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Maryam Haque

Maryam Haque

Senior VP of Industry Advancement

National Venture Capital Association

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson

Founder and Managing Partner

Precursor Ventures

Maha Ibrahim

Maha Ibrahim

General Partner

Canaan

Scott James

Scott James

General Counsel

Data Collective

Dan Kidle

Dan Kidle

Principal

Arboretum Ventures

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Partner

Accel

Scott Kupor

Scott Kupor

Managing Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell

Co-founder and Partner

Scale Venture Partners

Patricia Nakache

Patricia Nakache

General Partner

Trinity Ventures

Will Price

Will Price

Founder and General Partner

Next Frontier Capital

Glenn Rieger

Glenn Rieger

General Partner

NewSpring Capital

Charlotte Savercool

Charlotte Savercool

Director of Government Affairs

National Venture Capital Association

John Somorjai

John Somorjai

Executive VP of Corporate Development and Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce

Adam Sterling

Adam Sterling

Executive Director

Berkeley Center for Law and Business

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