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Venture Capital Conference

VC Conference

The Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management hosted the University of Virginia Venture Capital Conference (UVAVCC) on 12 April 2024 at Darden Sands Family Grounds (Rosslyn, Virginia). This year, UVAVCC explored the current landscape of Venture Capital and how market conditions affected the space from an LP, GP and entrepreneurial perspective. Panel sessions focused on various investing sectors such as cyber security, defense technology, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods. Program speakers detailed approaches and ideas for how LPs invest given current market conditions and how entrepreneurs can successfully pitch to VCs. UVAVCC closed with a networking reception open to all conference participants.

Venture Capital Conference in the News


Spotlight on UVA Venture Capital Conference
Experience Darden Podcast, Episode #255


9:00 a.m

Opening Session

Bobby Franklin
VC Market Outlook and Washington DC Policy Update with Bobby Franklin (President & CEO, NVCA)

10:45 a.m. 

Industry Breakout Sessions

Defense Technology Panel:

Healthcare Panel:

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Session

Jason Rathje

Fireside Chat with Jason Rathje (Director of the Office of Strategic Capital, U.S. Department of Defense)

1:30 p.m.

Industry Breakout Sessions

Cyber Security Panel:

Consumer Packaged Goods Panel:

3:00 p.m.

LP & VC Breakout Sessions

Hot Topics for Limited Partners Panel:

  • Moderator Scott Headd (Senior Director of Business Development and Client Relations, Sands Capital)
  • Caitlin Mavraganis (Managing Director, Selby Lane Capital)
  • Zach Ruchman (Director of Private Investments, WMS Partners)
  • Ben VanGelder (Director of Private Investments, Georgetown Endowment)
  • Saul Waller (Managing Director, Columbia Partners Private Capital)

How to Successfully Pitch to VCs Panel:

4:15 p.m. Networking Reception


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