VC Lab programs and events.


VC Lab runs Genesis, the venture capital accelerator program. Genesis is a free virtual program running for 16 weeks. The schedule of the next accelerator Cohort is here. The program is designed for venture capitalists serious about raising a fund, and it requires approximately 25 hours per week of fund-building work to complete a close in 6 months or less.

VC Lab also hosts a series of exclusive events for venture capitalists and limited partners. The goal of these events is to improve the craft of venture capital investing worldwide.

Free Events

General Partner Interactive Networking

Meet and interact with fellow General Partners from all around the world.

Jason Calacanis on Funds and Investing

Join Jason Calacanis for an interactive conversation on all things funding.

Cohort 5 Schedule

Final Admissions

November 7th, 2021

Program Start Date

November 18th, 2021

Program Completion

March 31st, 2022

2021-11-18Thesis DevelopmentMeet the cohort & draft your VC Investment Thesis
2021-12-02Venture TeamBuild your venture capital team
2021-12-09Deal WarehouseIdentify future portfolio companies
2021-12-16Thesis ReviewValidate your VC Investment Thesis with experts
2021-01-06Fund PositioningBegin developing your venture capital brand and identity
2021-01-13Fund PresentationCreate a world-class Fund Presentation for Limited Partners
2022-01-20Initial Pitch MeetingsStart pitching Limited Partners for feedback
2022-02-03Fund Presentation ReviewValidate your Fund Presentation with experts
2022-02-10 Fund EconomicsRefine the economic model for your fund and other entities
2022-02-17Fund Overview & Deal RoomPrepare for due diligence with Limited Partners
2022-02-24Pitch Meetings & FunnelBuild your Limited Partner funnel and increase fundraising
2022-03-03Pipeline ReviewValidate your fundraising progress with experts
2022-03-10Fund PartnershipsForm industry partnerships for deal flow and credibility
2022-03-17Fund Closing StrategyFormulate a strategy to close the fund
2022-03-24Fund FormationBegin forming the fund entities
2022-03-31First Close & GraduationStart the closing process for your fund