Students in VC

Each year, the Venture Capital Club sponsors events aimed at educating members and providing members exposure to the VC community. Please consult the events section  for upcoming events.

Some of the key events include:

Speaker Series
The goal of the Speaker Series is to bring visionary venture capitalists to campus to discuss their investment strategies as well as some of the key trends and issues affecting the principal investment community. Recent speakers have included John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers) and Tim Haley (Redpoint).
Panels and Workshops
The club host panels and workshops with individuals from the venture capital and entrepreneurship community who address students on variety of issues that are either functional (e.g., career as a VC, funding, term sheet negotiations) or topical in nature (e.g., evolution of incubators).
Venture Capital Workshop
The venture capital workshop, typically held once a year in the Spring quarter, allows entrepreneur student teams at the business school to have one-on-one session behind closed doors with a leading venture capitalist to receive advice and feedback on their startup ideas.
Field Trips
The club organizes company field trips and socials with local VCs for club members to interact informally with the firm partners and portfolio CEOs. Last year's visits were to firms like Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Softbank and Greylock.
Small Group Dinners
The club sponsors small group dinners at least once a month for groups of 8-10 student to meet and interact informally with partners at VC firms in the Silicon Valley. Recent dinners have included Mike Moritz  (Sequoia Capital), Russ Siegelman (Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers).
Co-hosted Events
We regularly partner with campus and area organizations like the SDF (Software Development Forum), BASES (Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students) to provide opportunities for cross-learning between business school students, entrepreneurs and VCs in the Valley.




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