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Venture Capital Executive Program

Venture Capital Executive Program

Unlock the Secrets of Venture Capitalists
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Get insider secrets and insights from top Silicon Valley VCs and industry leaders alike.
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Obtain an exclusive window into the dynamics of the most successful VC firms in Silicon Valley.
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Participate in interactive discussions on the latest practices and trends in the startup world.

About the Program

Guided by Berkeley Haas faculty member and former entrepreneur and venture capitalist Jerry Engel, the Venture Capital Executive Program gives participants unprecedented access to learn from the inside out. Over five days, you will get a comprehensive overview of the venture capital investing cycle and attend panel discussions from over 20+ top Venture Capital investors from the world's premier innovative cluster: Silicon Valley.

Understand the Venture Capital Investing Cycle
Get a comprehensive overview of the venture capital investing cycle from opportunity assessment, valuation, deal structuring and corporate governance to harvesting investments.
Explore the Inside Dynamics of Venture Capital Funds
Learn how VCs are motivated, how venture capital reward systems work, and understand current industry perspectives on fast-changing, emerging opportunities.
Understand What Constitutes a VC Quality Deal
Learn how to assess opportunities like a VC, how to identify a great startup with high probability of success, and how to vet and select the best deals.
Gain Valuable Practical Skills and Techniques
Acquire powerful valuation techniques, learn how to structure a term sheet, and understand how entrepreneurs can optimize their returns.
Gain Access to a Powerful Industry Network
Become part of a cohort of professionals who are the connectors and innovators in the industry.

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Program Dates

We are currently in the process of scheduling dates for this program, including an online version this fall. Please join our waitlist to be contacted when the next program is scheduled.

Cost & Features

Program Fee

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  • Five-day in-person program at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus 
  • Presentations and panel discussions from over 20+ top Venture Capital investors
  • UC Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Venture Capital Executive Program Certificate of Completion 

Who It's For

  • Entrepreneurs considering venture funding
  • Executives leading corporate M&A and business development
  • Institutional asset managers
  • International economic development officials
  • Assets managers investing sovereign wealth
  • Angel investors
  • Executives of family-owned businesses
  • Service providers: attorneys, accountants, consultants
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Five Days
Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Finance & Business Acumen

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.


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Speakers & Panelists

The Venture Capital Executive program includes several guest speaker and panel sessions on relevant and topical subjects relating to venture capital. Past speakers have included:

  • Ron Cordes - Cordes Foundation
  • Tim Wilson - Artiman Ventures
  • Chris Groves - Centric Software 
  • Joe Kennedy - Pandora 
  • Larry Marcus - Marcy Venture Partners 
  • Eric Ver Ploeg - Deutsche Telekom
  • Keval Desai - Interwest
  • Paul Yett - Hamilton Lane 
  • Nick Giovanni - Goldman Sachs 

For a full list of our esteemed past guest speakers and panelists, please click here

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