The Program

WHAT IS VCLEADERS

VCLeaders is a comprehensive educational program for VC professionals. We welcome current and aspiring VCs, angel investors, fund managers, entrepreneurs, attorneys and advisors who want to improve their understanding of the venture capital ecosystem. Our goal is to educate the next generation of extraordinary investors who would boost the growth of our entrepreneurial ecosystems!

FOUR PILLARS OF THE PROGRAM

Fundraising and structuring
- Building your thesis and strategy
- Approaching different types of Limited Partners
- Setting up legal and financial structure
Investments
- Dealsourcing
- Due Diligence
- Valuations
- Deal structuring
- Negotiations
Operations
- Value-creation strategies
- Portfolio management and follow-on strategies
- Fund governance and economics
- Investor’s toolkit
- Professional standards and ethics
Exits & Alternatives
- Understanding the investment lifecycle
- Choosing the right exit strategy
- Understanding alternative financing strategies

IS IT FOR YOU?

We require at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. This is to ensure that you have elementary understanding of how VC works so that you could build on that basis during the program. We look for people who can effectively contribute to the VC ecosystem. In fact, more than 50% of our participants are either GPs or current investment managers.

By joining VCLeaders you will:
1. Understand the VC tricks of the trade.
2. Learn directly from VC practitioners.
3. Expand your network to other VCLeaders classmates.

HOW DOES IT WORK

Apply for a spot - we require at least 5 years of relevant professional experience (not necessarily as fund manager) and documented interest in Venture Capital
Take part - learn directly from experienced investors and advisors from all over the world
Join the family of ambitious individuals who want to shape the VC ecosystem in CEE and beyond

WHEN IS THE NEXT PROGRAM

The next Program starts on September 21, 2018

Fundraising and structuring
21-22 September, 2018
Investments
29-30 September, 2018
Operations
13-14 October, 2018
Exits & Alternatives
19-21 October, 2018

THESE FIRMS HAVE BEEN OUR PARTNERS

VWe are proud that we find partners who share our mission. Thank you for your continued support and we are looking to achieving our goals with you!

The next Program starts on September 21, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland

Apply now