Second Ever VC University LIVE Shines Light on the Southern Startup Ecosystem

The National Venture Capital Association and UC Berkeley School of Law’s Startup@BerkleyLaw initiative have launched an educational program called VC University with the goal of democratizing access to education on venture finance in startup ecosystems across the country.

With both an online course and an in-person program, organizers provide practical training on venture finance for entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys and anyone else interested.

The live program is heading to the South for the first time, following a successful program  in the Midwest with the University of Michigan Ross School of Business earlier this year.

VC University LIVE South will be held September 19-21 in partnership with the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans. 

There are several reasons why the National Venture Capital Association and Startup@BerkelyLaw decided to highlight the South as its next stop. The Association reported 258 active VC investors in 2018 and that startups in the South have raised almost $38 billion since 2014. 

“While a few markets (i.e., California, New York, and Massachusetts) continue to attract the majority of venture dollars, emerging venture ecosystems remain a big focus for NVCA and VC University, given the growth of startup activity in new regions across the country,” shared Cassie Hodges, Director of Communications at the National Venture Capital Association.

VC University LIVE will continue to spotlight emerging startup ecosystems as the program expands.