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Batten Institute - Venture Capital Bootcamp

Venture Capital Bootcamp

WHAT IS VENTURE CAPITAL BOOTCAMP? The Venture Capital Bootcamp is a two-day workshop for students interested in pursuing opportunities in venture capital and entrepreneurship. The program focuses on providing students with a basic understanding of early-stage investing. The workshop highlights how venture capitalists respond to entrepreneurs who seek funding and assistance.

We focus on teaching the fundamental elements of:

  • Due diligence
  • Deal structures and terms
  • Legal requirements
  • Small business strategy and operations
  • Exit strategies (from the perspective of a venture capital firm and entrepreneur)

    Students have an opportunity to apply the concepts they have learned during a half-day case competition. They are paired into teams and evaluate an investment opportunity based on an actual venture deal. Following the competition, students compare their analysis and decisions with those of the venture capitalists and/or entrepreneurs the case was based. There are opportunities throughout for students to network with venture firms, entrepreneurs and local alumni. 

    WHO'S IT FOR? MBA and EMBA Darden students (preference given to First Year students), and School of Law students.

    WHEN IS IT? Begins at 3:30PM ET on 13 January 2022 and concludes at 2PM ET on 15 January 2022

    WHERE IS IT? Washington, D.C. Metro Area

    HOW DO I SIGN UP? Application TBA

    Questions? Contact MJ Toms, Director of Experiential Education