Meet the Cohort 11 Scholarship Recipients of VC University

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Meet VC University ONLINE’s Cohort 11 Scholarship Recipients!

We’re thrilled to introduce the Cohort 11 scholarship recipients of VC University ONLINE – 40 talented, aspiring VCs from historically underrepresented and underestimated backgrounds.


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

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 10 sold-out cohorts
  • served 2,000+ participants
  • awarded 304 full scholarships

Starting on September 1, 2022, Cohort 11 will welcome 200+ participants, including 40 full scholarship recipients.


Thanks to the generous financial support of Foresite CapitalJohnson & Johnson Innovation | JJDC, Longitude Capital, Omega Funds, Salesforce Ventures, and Sofinnova Investments, we are proud to award full scholarships to 40 new and aspiring VCs from historically underrepresented and underestimated backgrounds.

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


The scholarship recipients of Cohort 11 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.

The Cohort 11 scholarship recipients, at-a-glance:

  • 18 – LSS track recipients
  • 22 – General track recipients
  • 17 – U.S. States represented
  • 90% – identify as people of color
  • 59% – identify as women
  • 15% – identify as LGBTQ+

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 11 scholarship recipients.

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

Volunteer as a VC Mentor:
Learn more about volunteering as a VC Mentor through the VC University Mentorship Program, and sign up by Friday, September 30, 2022.

Apply to the next cohort:
Cohort 12 of VC University ONLINE will begin in February 2023. Get notified when the scholarship application and general registration windows open.

Sponsor scholarships:
Contact Maryam Haque at to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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