I love getting to be a part of a community of GPs from all over the world
A conducive environment to learn and practice
VC Lab reminds me of the TV show called “Forged In Fire” where bladesmiths recreate historical edged weapons in a cutthroat competition. The show gives aspiring bladesmiths a chance to be the best they can be, a conducive environment to learn and practice in, all the necessary tools and equipment to forge a masterpiece, caring world class experts to guide, mentor, and give brutally honest and constructive feedback, a testing arena to validate their creation, and a competitive atmosphere to push everyone to attain their best. This is what VC Lab is all about but even better. I also get to collaborate, share, and learn with my workgroup and entire cohort of a new breed of future fund managers and ethical change makers. Thank you VC Lab!
VC Lab increased my confidence
The curriculum, fellow cohort participants, and Adeo Ressi and Mike Suprovici‘s coaching and leadership (including the high quality and direct feedback) have increased my confidence and competence by at least 10x.
Transparent, ethical, and aspires to the highest standards in governance
The VC Lab program is a transformative experience if you are truly interested in starting a venture capital fund that is focused on the ideals you cherish, and for which you believe the time has arrived. It is a tight 16-week program that is focused on getting to the first-close – full of vignettes, best practices, and lessons in fund formation and outreach techniques. It is transparent, ethical, and aspires to the highest standards in governance. I would like to thank the VC Lab leadership – Adeo Ressi, Mike Suprovici, Sonia Piórek, and Christina Vernali – for their deep commitment to the program and for democratizing the principles and practices in venture fund formation. Their work is making an impact on a truly global scale.
“Four weeks ago I got accepted into the FI VC lab program and it has been a non stop journey ever since… in fact probably the most time-intense course I have ever done. And surely one of the most intense networking too. If you want to launch your own fund, get into VC, or understand that world better, I highly recommend this course. You meet emerging fund managers from all over the world, and your working groups, and the team behind FI VC lab keeps you very much on your toes and accountable.”
– Vera Futorjanski, Founder at Veritas Ventures
“Getting to VC Lab as one of the 2,000 people was very exciting. This journey [since the start of the program] was transformational, not only on a business level but also personal level. It pushes you, it gets you to expand and grow into a person you are meant to be. So if you ever consider becoming a VC fund, VC Lab is the place for you.“
– Isabel Starck, Founder at BlackTech Ventures
“I am a big fan of VC Lab because without VC Lab I would not be here. I never knew that I would be able to start a VC. I never thought that I had the skills and network to create the fund.
My start with VC Lab was slow and I had to review my work many times and I thought I would give up. But eventually things took off and I am very glad to be here. Doing a VC is very hard, way harder than I had anticipated but much more rewarding than I could have ever imagined“
– Sidney Nakahodo, Founder at Seldor Capital
“During VC Lab we met a lot of people that were at the same stage as we were, people that have been running funds and people who did not know what a pitch deck is. So there is a range of people in the program and if you are wondering whether you are qualified for the program, especially if you are a woman – I guarantee you are. Just apply. Even if you get kicked out, making these 5 friends at the beginning is enough to get your snowball bigger.“
– Brittany Barreto, Founder at Coyote Ventures
“In the program what surprised me is how much attention and care I received from Adeo and Mike. It was genuine what they were doing to help us win and succeed. It is not personal when they are giving feedback or criticizing materials. They genuinely want us to win and the whole program is set to aim for that.“
– Bryan Duarte, Founder at BlackTech Ventures
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