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University of Virginia Venture Capital Conference

April 12, 2024
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the UVA Darden School of Business invites you to join us for the University of Virginia Venture Capital Conference (UVAVCC). This year, UVAVCC will explore the current landscape of Venture Capital and how market conditions are affecting the space from an LP, GP, and entrepreneurial perspective. Panel sessions will focus on various investing sectors such as cyber security, defense technology, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods. Program speakers will also detail approaches and ideas for how LPs invest given current market conditions and how entrepreneurs can successfully pitch to VCs. UVAVCC will close with a networking reception open to all conference participants.


8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM
Opening Keynote Session- Bobby Franklin (President & CEO, NVCA)
VC Market Outlook and Washington DC Policy Update. All gather in the Potomac River Room for a session on the VC Market and potential impacts of policy.
10:45 AM
Defense Technology & Healthcare Breakout Panels
Join either the Defense Technology (Arlington Classroom) or Healthcare (Capital Classroom) breakout session.
12:00 PM
Lunch & Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jason Rathje (Director of the Office of Strategic Capital, Department of Defense) sits down with Les Alexander ( John Glynn Endowed Professor and Professor of Practice in Business Administration, UVA Darden School of Business) for a fireside chat during lunch.
1:30 PM
Cyber Security & Consumer Packaged Goods Breakout Panels
Join either the Cyber Security (Arlington Classroom) or Consumer Packaged Goods (Capital Classroom) breakout session.
3:00 PM
Hot Topics for Limited Partners & How to Successfully Pitch to VCs Panels
Join either the Hot Topics for Limited Partners (Arlington Classroom) or How to Successfully Pitch to VCs (Capital Classroom) breakout session.
4:15 PM
Rooftop Networking Event
Drinks, light snacks and networking on the Sands Capital Building Rooftop in Rosslyn, VA