Venture Capital Executive Program

Venture Capital Executive Program

Learn from Silicon Valley’s Most Influential & Connected Venture Capitalists

Led by Faculty Director of the Venture Capital Executive Program, Jerome Engel, this complimentary summit will bring together industry leaders, VCEP alumni, and Haas faculty to discuss the latest trends in venture capital funding during the pandemic era and provide a forum to address your unique concerns during this unprecedented time. Designed for VCEP alumni, this exclusive event will highlight the unique challenges facing venture capitalists today. Listen and speak with world-renowned experts to gain insight into what the future of venture capital holds.

Thursday, Aug. 13, from 10:00am to noon PDT
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Insider Knowledge
Get insider strategies and insights from Silicon Valley VCs and industry leaders.
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Obtain an exclusive window into the dynamics of the most successful VC firms.
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Interactive Networking
Network with cohorts, connectors, and industry innovators on the latest trends and best practices in the startup world.

Program Experience

Learn from renowned Berkeley Haas faculty member, former entrepreneur, and venture capitalist Jerry Engel while networking with fellow Berkeley Executive Education professionals. 

As a Venture Capital program participant, you’ll get a comprehensive overview of the venture capital investing cycle and interact with Capital investors from the world’s premier innovation cluster: Silicon Valley. 

Upon completion of the venture capital program, you’ll have a foundation of the investing principles, what investors look for, access to professionals within the venture capital and private equity community, and a plan to apply your knowledge.

Understand the Venture Capital Investing Cycle
Begin with the foundational principles of capital investing cycle from opportunity assessment, valuation, deal structuring, and corporate governance to harvesting investments.
Explore the Inside Dynamics of Venture Capital Funds
Learn what motivates VCs, how venture capital reward systems work, and understand current industry perspectives on fast-changing, emerging opportunities.
Understand What Constitutes a VC Quality Deal
Apply proven processes to assess opportunities like a venture capitalist, VC, how to identify a great startup with a 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.
Network within a Powerful Industry Community
Become part of a cohort of professionals who are the connectors and innovators within the VC and private equity industry.

Download the sample schedule & program topics

Program Dates

Cost & Features

  • 5-day in-person venture capital program that provides interactive learning and networking 
  • Learn from 20+ top Venture Capital investors & UC Berkeley Haas Faculty 
  • Join the program alumni community 
  • Gain access to exclusive networking opportunities
  • Venture Capital Executive Program Certification of Completion 

Who It's For

  • Entrepreneurs considering venture funding
  • Executives leading corporate M&A and business development
  • Asset managers for public and private institutions, foundations, and corporations
  • International economic development officials
  • Assets managers investing sovereign wealth
  • Angel investors
  • Executives and representatives of privately- and family-owned businesses
  • Professional service providers such as attorneys, CPAs, and 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

Venture Capital Executive program participants learn from several guest speakers and panel sessions on relevant and venture capital and private equity topics: 

  • 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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