VC Lab Fall 2021 Program Schedule

Program Overview

Program Objective: Complete a first close in 6 months or less

Clear, intuitive path and coursework to successfully close within 6 months

No theory, just execution

Time commitment: 25+ hours / week for webinars, deliverables, group sessions

Cohort of over 200 aspiring fund managers as a peer group

Vibrant Slack community and group events

Guide to building a robust pipeline, qualifying and closing Limited Partners

Aug 04 2021
Thesis Development

Meet the cohort & draft your thesis

Aug 11 2021
Venture Team

Optimize your investment team

Aug 18 2021
Deal Warehouse

Identify future portfolio companies

Aug 25 2021
Thesis Review

Validate your Thesis

Sep 08 2021
Fund Positioning

Begin developing your Fund's brand

Sep 15 2021
Fund Presentation

Optimize your pitch deck for LPs

Sep 22 2021
Initial Pitch Meetings

Start pitching LPs for feedback

Sep 29 2021
Fund Presentation Review

Optimize your fundraising materials

Oct 06 2021
Fund Economics

Refine your fund's economic model

Oct 13 2021
Fund Overview & Deal Room

Get ready for LP diligence

Oct 20 2021
Pitch Meetings & Funnel

Accelerate your pitch meetings

Oct 27 2021
Pipeline Review

LP diligence review and feedback

Nov 03 2021
Fund Partnerships

Collaborate with VCs to win deals

Nov 10 2021
Fund Closing Strategy

Optimize your fund's closing strategy

Nov 17 2021
Fund Formation

Begin incorporating your fund

Dec 01 2021
Graduation & Publicity

Start your closing process

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