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Venture Capital Basics Bootcamp 2023

We are proud to announce our Venture Capital Basics Bootcamp, which is designed to teach graduate and professional students about the world of Venture Capital from leaders in the field. This one-week program covers fundamental VC concepts and will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about VC investing and entrepreneurship. The courses will be led by VC Partners, Yale alumni, and industry professionals. 

Event Details

March 27, 3:00 - 4:30 pm:     
Drug development and biotech startups - George Church, PhD, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

March 28, 11:00 - 11:45 am:     
Overview of VC - Song Ma, PhD, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management

March 29, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (in person, lunch provided):    
Strategies and key priorities of VC investors - Matthew McCooe, CEO, Connecticut Innovations

March 30, 5:00 - 6:00 pm:    
Road to VC - How to start a career in VC after a science-focused professional degree? (in person panel) + networking event - Maurizio Fazio, MD, PhD, Atlas Venture; Molly Bucklin, PhD, F-Prime Capital; Tony Kulesa, PhD, Pillar VC

March 31, 12:30 - 1:30 pm:    
Current Landscape and future trends in Biotech VC - Julie Grant, General Partner, Canaan

Format: All lectures will be online via Zoom unless otherwise stated;  The panel and networking session will be held in person.



  • Open to all Yale graduate & professional students and Yale Postdoctoral Fellows (Limited slots will be made available to non-Yale applicants)

  • No business or VC background necessary

  • Students are expected to attend all the lectures & networking sessions

Fees: $20 ($15 for early bird tickets); This fee will go towards supporting the networking event and YBC programming for students



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