Schedule: Venture University's VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship is a full-time (Monday-Friday, ~9am-5pm+) program and offers individuals the ability to gain quality investment experience over 1-4 quarters (3-12 months), during the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Daily Activities: Individuals take on the role of a VC/PE investor guided by VU's General Partners and investment professionals. Daily activities include deal sourcing investment opportunities, reviewing pitch decks, meeting with startups, growth stage companies, and investors, conducting due diligence, putting together company evaluations and investment recommendations, participating on investment committees, and strategically supporting portfolio companies via introductions to potential clients, partners, employees, advisors, investors, acquires, etc.
Fireside Chats: Each cohort includes a number of lunch time fireside chats from startup founders, investors, and industry experts.
Note: The fireside chats are only for individuals that participate in the VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship Program and is separate from the Executive Education Programs.
Investment Teams & Investment Strategy: During the 2nd week, individuals in the VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship Program form multiple deal sourcing investment teams around various industry focuses and investment theses across Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Healthcare, and Frontier Tech.