BREAKING INTO VENTURE
Our 9-week program is designed to prepare early-career professionals for a successful transition into Venture Capital at the Analyst, Associate, and Senior Associate levels.
Applications for Spring 2024 (Cohort 7) are closed.
Curriculum/ Programming: Tailored content and bi-weekly lessons are the foundation for scaling the venture capital learning curve. Seasoned investors and industry experts will provide nuanced guidance and insights.
Individualized Mentorship: Participants are paired with senior-level and junior-level venture capital professionals for mentorship. Weekly mentor check-ins enable BiV participants to receive guidance and coaching as they design their personal roadmap into venture capital, learn about the venture capital industry, 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
Individuals who identify as Black or African American
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.
Who should apply?
The Breaking into Venture program is designed for early-career professionals (1-5 years experience) looking to break into the venture capital industry. If you're a student we encourage you to check out the programs below:
If you are a mid to senior-level career professional (5+ years experience), check out BLCK VC’s Black Venture Institute program.
What is the time commitment?
The Breaking into Venture program is a 9-week commitment with 4-5 hours per week. Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST), with pre-readings assigned and mentor meetings occurring weekly.
Can I apply to Breaking into Venture if I'm outside of the US?
Our program is currently limited to U.S.-based participants.
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 you are in the U.S.
What does a typical BiV session look like?
Breaking into Venture leverages experts in the venture capital industry to teach you the fundamentals of venture capital. Sessions will combine lecture-style teachings, guided discussions, speaker series, and group activities.
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
How do I reach you if I am a VC and want to support the Breaking into Venture program?
At BLCK VC, we believe it takes a village to make a difference, and welcome your support. If you are interested in speaking, hiring a graduate, or sponsoring the program, please email us at
Who should I contact if I have more questions?
You can reach us at Breaking-into-Venture@blckvc.org.