What Will I Learn?
In 20 interactive sessions Venture Capital Academy connects participants to Silicon Valley’s leading technology companies, venture capitalists and startups. The program teaches the skills and strategies to harness emerging technologies and digital business models through venture investment. Topics covered include:
AI, Data-Driven Venture Capital
Venture capital is as dedicated as it ever has been to nurturing big ideas and technology breakthroughs. But the sector is changing, with greater use of AI and a more data-driven approach coming into the mainstream. What will these developments mean for how venture capital will operate in future? Will it help the industry spot the next “unicorn” startup? Program participants will learn answers to those questions as they meet some of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital innovators.
Startup Incubation and Acceleration
Many of today’s multi-billion dollar companies started out in the incubators and accelerators of Silicon Valley. But with more and more founders trying to go it alone without outside investment, can these institutions remain at the leading-edge of innovation? Venture Capital Academy takes participants to a top Silicon Valley startup accelerator to learn the practices and processes of the sector and see how they are changing to meet the demands of the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Automation of Insights with Big Data Analytics
All firms today are essentially software companies, consuming vast amounts of data. Helping them do this are the tech startups that have built the next generation of data management platforms. These applications autonomously combine structured and unstructured data, using artificial intelligence to extract insights that can inform both day-to-day management and long-term corporate strategy. During Venture Capital Academy, participants will learn how this big data analytics is changing the face of industries and where it will lead next, as they meet leading data analytics innovators.
Employee Engagement and Culture Building
Growing a company is an undertaking fraught with highs and lows, with countless obstacles to be overcome. That’s why understanding how to create the right working culture, capable of weathering any storm, is essential to all startups and venture capitalists. A wave of innovators has appeared in recent years to disrupt this area, building web and mobile applications through which companies can engage their employees like never before. How are they helping young companies create cultures of innovation and success, and how can venture capitalists best contribute to the process? Venture Capital Academy will answer those questions and many others as participants connect to leaders in employee engagement and culture-building.