45th Annual Venture Capital Institute

The Educational Foundation for Venture and Private Equity Professionals Worldwide

The Leaders of the Industry


What distinguishes the Venture Capital Institute from other programs is the caliber and dedication of its faculty. Not only are the faculty accomplished professionals who have decades of venture capital and private equity experience, but they also love their chosen profession and want to encourage the next generations of professionals. Many of the faculty members are VCI Alumni and have been returning to the Institute for numerous years to inspire and motivate students with their knowledge and enthusiasm. A list of previous years faculty is below. Registration will open soon.

“Amazing program. Great lessons for someone in the early stage of career. Well worth the price of admission.”

Erik B. – 2018 Alum

Make time to speak one-on-one with top venture professionals.
Gain critical insight on your work at the institute from leading industry experts.

Registration will open soon

  Faz Bashi, M.D.Life Science Angels/Angel Capital AssociationSubject: Pricing, Structuring and Negotiating: A Case Study


  Nelson ChuKinetic VenturesSubject:What Makes an Idea
Investment Worthy?


  T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi, MDPartnerApta Bioscience/Anglo ScientificSubject: Marketing Your Fund and Stimulating Effective Deal Flow


  Clare FairfieldExecutive Managing DirectorConcerto Advisors and VCI ChairmanSubject: LPs View - Investing In Effective Fund Managers


  Stephen FlemingEnterprise Innovation InstituteGeorgia Institute of TechnologySubject: Stimulating Effective Deal Flow


  Benjamin GlennShay Glenn, LLPSubject: Venture Investments and Intellectual Property Risks and Opportunities


  Dr. Morton GrosserMG ConsultingSubject: Adding Value as an Effective Director


  Pat HamnerPatriot Capital PartnersSubject: Mezzanine and Later Stage Investments-An Overview


  Steven HutchinsonHutchinson & CompanySubject: Pricing, Structuringand Negotiating: A Case Study 


  Lew JaffePresidentJaffe Associates, MovieMe, Loyola Marymount UniversitySubject: Changing the Management & Board in Troubled Times


  Carl JenkinsVice PresidentBMO Harris BankSubject: LPs View - InvestingIn Effective Fund Managers


  Pitch JohnsonLimited Partner, FounderAsset Management Co.Subject: The "Art" vs. "Science" of Investing: A Luminary's Keynote Address


  Rimas KapeskasUPS Strategic Enterprise FundSubject: Evolution and Growth–Corporate Venture Capital



  Monro LanierManaging PartnerCoosa CapitalSubject: Added Tools for Pricing, Valuation & Negotiating


  Jeffrey LeavittPartnerDLA Piper USA, LLPSubject: Term Sheets for Structuring & Negotiating Deals


  Joseph LongoszManaging DirectorKayne Anderson Capital Advisors, LPSubject: Adding Value as anEffective Director


  Olga LoyWinston & Strawn


  Heath NaquinVP Strategic DevelopmentVentureWellSubject:  Early Stage Investing


  Bidhan "Bobby" ParmarThe Darden SchoolUniversity of VirginiaSubject: Case Studies in Ethics:A Candid Discussion for Fund Managers


  Cynthia RingoDBL Partners 


  Joseph SilverPartnerDLA Piper USA, LLPSubject: Term Sheets for Structuringand Negotiating Deals


  Michael A. Tharp, CFACo-Founder and Managing DirectorCimarron Capital Partners, LLCSubject: A Limited Partner's View 


  Eli VelasquezDirector, Venture DevelopmentVentureWellSubject: Early Stage Investing 


  Steve VivianKestrel Capital GroupSubject: Exit Evolution: A Case Study Profitable Early Stage Exits to a Middle Market Buyout


  Anita WatkinsDirector of Strategic Innovation
Rex Health Ventures


  Andrew WicksThe Darden School
University of Virginia
Subject: Case Studies in Ethics–A Candid Discussion for Fund Managers

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