New York | December 6-7, 2019
A two-day seminar for investors and corporate
leaders who want to learn how to innovate like a top VC firm
500 Startups is bringing VC Unlocked to New York. Together with the Columbia Venture Community, we'll explore how your organization can work with startups and build world-class corporate innovation programs.
Meet the instructors
This corporate venture seminar is led by 500 Startups' partners and the
president of the Columbia Venture Community.
Learn how to innovate like 500
Since 2010, 500 Startups has invested in 2,200+ startups in 60+ countries. We work with corporate venturing teams on strategic programs, scouting, and specialized services. Learn our playbook at VC Unlocked.
- Cultivating an Innovation Mindset at a Corporate: How to think like an SV VC
- Defining your Corporate innovation Hypothesis
- Opportunity Assessment Framework
- Building a strategic portfolio of investments
- Fast cycle innovation in a corporate setting
- Partnering with Startups: success with a proof of concept
- M&A Interactive Exercise
- How to create value for the parent company
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What to expect
Who Should Apply
CVCs, corporate innovation officers, and executives who want to deepen their understanding of early stage seed investing and learn how to work with startups.
Location & Dates
The two-day seminar of lectures and action-based exercises will take place December 6-7, 2019 at the Columbia University Alumni Center.
The full program fee is $2,999. The price covers tuition and all course materials. Early admissions pricing ($2,499) is in effect until Nov. 8, 2019.
We have a very limited number of seats for this program. We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply early.
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[VC Unlocked] changed the way we work with entrepreneurs and fellow investors. Not only did I walk away with practical insights into the venture world, but I was also able to apply that knowledge in real-time on our team's investment thesis
[VC Unlocked] was a fantastic program in every respect. The materials were on point, the speakers engaging, and the people in the class were amazing...Can't recommend more highly.
VC Unlocked not only provided me with a platform to gain constructive feedback from the brightest early stage VCs but also changed my perspective on the role of big corporations in the startup investment landscape globally