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Application Deadline: Comms 101: Building Your Brand as a VC Investor

January 15

Venture Forward andSparkpr are partnering to produce a new, virtual educational program – Comms 101: Building Your Brand as a VC Investor.  (Deadline to apply: Jan. 15.)

 

Comms 101 will provide training to twenty early-career underrepresented VCs on the fundamentals of brand-building. The program will consist of three 1-hour sessions, hosted virtually in late February and March (see the program schedule below.)

 

Speakers will include:

PR professionals, in-house VC communications leaders, experienced VCs with strong public brands, and members of the media. Confirmed speakers (with more to come):

 

This program is intended for VCs who: 

    • Are early in their careers (e.g. 1-3 years of investing experience; role as emerging VC fund manager, associate or analyst at an established VC firm, etc.).
    • Represent a demographic group that is historically underrepresented in venture capital (e.g. by gender, race/ethnicity, geography, etc.).
    • Are seeking to develop their personal brand and communication skills within a professional context.
    • Can commit to attending ALL three sessions of the program.

Please Note: This program is limited to investment professionals, as the training content is curated specifically to VC investors. To create a safe environment for participants to actively engage in the training, any recordings of the program will NOT be shared (which is also a reason applicants must be able to attend all 3 sessions as scheduled).

 

Program Timeline:

All sessions will be hosted virtually, from 10:00 – 11:00 am PT.

    • Fri. Jan. 15– Deadline to apply (11:59 pm PT)
    • Mon. Feb. 8 – Applicants notified about acceptance
    • Tues. Feb. 23 – 101 Session #1 – Building Your Brand – Training
    • Thurs. Feb. 25 – 101 Session #2 – Building Your Brand – Investors Interview and Q&A
    • Fri. Mar. 5 – Session #3: Meet the Press (Combined Comms 101 + 201 session)

 

How to Apply:

Apply by completing a Comms 101 application by 11:59 pm PT, Friday, Jan. 15.

 

Please Note: If you are further along in your career or have already had some degree of communications training or experience, you may want to consider our more advanced offering: Comms 201: Media Training for Emerging Voices in VC.

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Venture Forward

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Details

Date:
January 15
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://forms.gle/5YapuPDtcb3ZvTFn7

Organizer

Venture Forward

Venue

Virtual
10,000+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2019 to build and grow their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.