Meet VC University ONLINE’s Cohort 10 Scholarship Recipients!

We’re thrilled to introduce Cohort 10 of VC University ONLINE scholarship recipients – 41 talented, aspiring VCs from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

VC University ONLINE is a highly-reviewed certificate course on the fundamentals of venture capital, created by NVCA, Venture Forward, and Startup@BerkeleyLaw. The course democratizes access to quality VC education.

Participants learn the fundamentals of venture finance through self-paced lectures, interactive assessments, virtual office hours, webinars with faculty and industry experts, and interviews with leading venture capitalists.

To date, the program has:

  • held 9 sold-out cohorts
  • served 1,640+ participants
  • awarded 264 full scholarships

Starting on June 1, 2022, Cohort 10 will serve 250+ participants and 41 scholarship recipients.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Thanks to the generous financial support of Foresite CapitalJohnson & Johnson Innovation | JJDC, Longitude Capital, Omega Funds, Salesforce Ventures, Sofinnova Investments and Sensiba San Filippo, we are proud to award full scholarships to support 41 new and aspiring VCs from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Scholarship recipients receive full course tuition, supplemental office hours, and access to a dedicated 3-month mentorship program. The scholarship program features a general, sector-agnostic track, as well as a Life Science Scholarship (LSS) track that offers additional sector-specific content, resources, and support for those pursuing careers as life science investors.

ABOUT THE COHORT 10 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

The VC University ONLINE scholarship recipients of Cohort 10 were competitively selected from hundreds of applicants, through an application process that considers career goals, demographic factors, commitment to furthering a healthy, inclusive industry, and more.

At-a-glance, the Cohort 10 scholarship recipients are:

  • 21 recipients – Life Science Scholarship (LSS) track 
  • 20 recipients – General Scholarship track
  • 90% people of color 
  • 59% women
  • 59% based outside CA, MA, NY (representing 17 different states, and Washington, DC)
  • 20% identify as LGBT 
  • 7% active military or veterans

Please join us in welcoming this talented group of new and aspiring investors to VC University ONLINE:

Click through the deck above to meet our Cohort 10 scholarship recipients.

 Many thanks to our scholarship sponsors for their generous financial support and leadership!

Get Involved:

Volunteer as a VC Mentor:
Learn more about the VC University Mentorship Program. Sign up to be a Cohort 10 VC mentor by Friday, July 1.

Apply to the next cohort:
Cohort 11 of VC University ONLINE will start on September 1, 2022. Get notified when the scholarship application window and general registration open.

Sponsor scholarships:
Contact Maryam Haque at maryam@ventureforward.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.