Coming in 2019
Learn how to invest like 500 Startups, one of the most active seed stage VCs in the world. VC Unlocked: Miami is a two-day executive education program for up-and-coming VCs and angel investors who want to learn how Silicon Valley really works.
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Who Should Apply
VCs, angel investors, and fund managers who want to deepen their understanding of early stage seed investing.
The two-day program of lectures, practical exercises, and Demo Day will take place at 500 Startups' office in Downtown Miami.
The program fee is $2,499 and covers tuition, access to Demo Day, all course materials and lunch. Travel and accommodations are not included.
We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis. Space is limited so we encourage you to apply early.
What to expect
In two days, 500 Startups Partners and guest instructors will cover the fundamentals behind setting up a fund, picking startups, structuring deals, and much more.
- The Silicon Valley VC and startup ecosystem
- Understanding the VC lifecycle, multi-stage financing and venture returns
- Generating deal flow aligned to your thesis to build your portfolio
- How to analyze investment opportunities
- Demo Day and Networking
- Demo Day debrief
- Investment committee simulation
- Understanding venture finance key legal terms
- Term sheet negotiations
- The nitty gritty of valuations & cap tables
The sessions will be taught by 500 Startups partners, an Adjunct professor from Stanford, and other top VCs. Instructors include:
What Past Participants of Other VC Unlocked Programs Have Said
VC Unlocked is a truly great program combining both an academic and practical approach to venture investing. It provides insight into the decision-making processes of some of Silicon Valley’s top VCs and also introduces newer investors to the foundations and basics of evaluating, structuring, and executing investments. Having a chance to learn with classmates from around the world provided a unique global experience. I’d highly recommend the course for new fund managers or investment professionals looking to accelerate their VC knowledge.