BREAKING INTO VENTURE
Our 9-week program is designed to prepare young professionals for a successful transition into Venture Capital at the Analyst, Associate, and Senior Associate levels.
Applications for Spring 2022 are now closed. To apply for the next cohort, please use the link below.
Curriculum/ Programming: Tailored content and bi-weekly lessons serve as the foundation for scaling the venture capital learning curve. Seasoned investors and industry experts will provide nuanced guidance and insights.
Individualized Mentorship: Bi-weekly mentor check-ins enable BiV participants to design their personal roadmap into venture capital, receive project feedback, and build their network.
Project-Based Learning: Thesis building and hands-on learning is designed to help refine industry prospectives and apply weekly learnings.
Creating your VC Process + Thesis Workshop
Venture Finance 101
Frameworks – Evaluating Founders and Business Models
Market Mapping and Due Diligence
Sourcing and Supporting Entrepreneurs
Early career professionals that completed their undergraduate degree within the last 5 years
Ideal candidates have 1–5 years of full-time work experience, are actively looking to transition into VC, and do not have active VC offers when filling out the application.
Individuals who identify as Black or African American
When should I apply?
We will be accepting applications through February 4th at 11:59 pm PT.
Should I apply if I'm a student or if I'm later in my career?
Students: At this time our program is not designed for students. If you're in school at the moment, we encourage you to take a look at some of the programs below geared towards university candidates.
Mid-Career Professionals (5-10 years): Breaking into Venture is designed particularly for early career professionals. BLCK VC does offer other programs that are tailored towards Mid-Career professionals.
What is the time commitment?
The program is 9-weeks long. Each session will be held on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST). Educational sessions and mentor meetings will occur on a weekly basis.
Can I apply to Breaking into Venture if I'm outside of the US?
At the moment our program is limited to U.S. based participants. In the future, we hope to be able to serve VC communities in more countries.
Where will sessions be held?
Our sessions will be 100% remote. This gives you the flexibility to be a part of our community regardless of where in the U.S. you're currently living.
What does a typical BiV session look like?
Breaking into Venture leverages the best VCs in the game to teach you a new topic each week. Sessions will be a combination of lecture-style teaching, speaker series, and small group projects.
Do I have to pay for this program?
No. At BLCK VC, we aim to make venture capital as accessible as possible. The program is free for you. We invest time, energy, and resources into making our program great and ask that you commit to giving the program your 100%.
What is BLCK VC?
BLCK VC empowers and supports Black investors while increasing diversity in venture capital.
To learn more about what we do and who we are, please visit our website www.blckvc.org
Who should I contact if I have more questions?
JeanClaude Dorsainvil is the Breaking into Venture Program Lead. You can reach us at Breaking-into-Venture@blckvc.com.