Shift VC: The Inaugural VC Unleashed Conference

Shift VC: The Inaugural VC Unleashed Conference

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Join us at Shift VC - the inaugural VC Unleashed conference!

About this event

Our theme this year is Keys to Succeed - Unlocking your Inner Investor.

VC Unleashed is a global community of BIPOC investors, primarily in their MBAs. Our goal is to provide community, access, resources, and training to ultimately diversify the face of venture capital & entrepreneuriship.

Our inaugural VC Unleashed Conference, Shift VC, will equip attendees with the skills, know-how, and support to succeed within venture capital. This year’s theme will focus on the “keys to succeed”, and provide insight for students at all stages of their VC journey. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about the industry, this conference will shed light on crucial topics in the industry and help you to unlock your inner investor. All sessions will be held virtually over 3 days, capped with in-person regional happy hours across the nation!

Conference Agenda

Day 1: Intro to VC - Learning the Skills (Wed Aug 10th, 3 - 5 PM PT | 6 - 8 PM ET)

Deal Case Study: From Thesis Formation to Signed Term Sheets - Ever wondered what a deal looks like from start to finish? Are you curious about the skills needed to be a VC? Join us for an informative case study explaining the deal process. Hosted by Mike Devlin, Principal at Touchdown Ventures.

Day 2: Breaking into VC - Navigating the Industry (Thurs Aug 11th, 3 - 5 PM PT | 6 - 8 PM ET)

Breaking into Venture Capital can be extremely tough. In this session we'll be joined by experts from different backgrounds who've successfully made their way into the industry through a variety of different methods.

Panel 1: Landing the Job ( 3-4 PM PT | 6-7 PM ET)- This panel will discuss the different journeys each panelist took to break into VC and the different techniques they used to build rapport and ace the interview. Panel hosted by Bianca Little and featuring Michelle Dhansignhani (6th Man Ventures), Tiq Chapa (Rocketship VC), and Mia Farnham (Steelsky Ventures).

Panel 2: Understanding the Offer (4-5 PM PT | 7-8 PM ET)- So you've received an offer to work at your dream VC firm, what happens now? This panel will discuss how to understand a VC offer and the different considerations to take into account when negotiating. Panel hosted by Bianca Little and featuring Abir Liben (Primary Ventures), Alex Akpata (Newchip Accelerator), and Eric Ribbentrop (i-HEADHUNT)

Day 3: Thriving in VC - Building your Community ( Fri Aug 12th, 12 - 1 PM PT | 3 - 4 PM ET)

Keynote: Authenticity in VC - VC is all about having your own unique perspective, but this can be tough for folks looking to break in. In this session, we’ll discuss what it means to find your voice, embrace your uniqueness, and be authentic in venture as we look to build community and connection. Hosted by Ashley Ramirez, Partner at Halogen Ventures.

IRL regional happy hours will be hosted in the below cities to celebrate the success of the conference, get to know each other, and strengthen the bonds of our community! All are welcome regardless of ticket purchase.

Please RSVP for headcount and for updates:

Thursday, Aug 11th

Friday, Aug 12th

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