Who are you looking for?
People who have been admitted to the first 5 cohorts of GoingVC have come from a variety of academic backgrounds and career paths, including from tech companies like Zynga, Uber, Amazon, and Google.
We’ve also had GoingVC members that are finishing up their college degrees, and we’ve had other members that are further along in their career. We’ve had former engineers, entrepreneurs, angel investors, bankers, and everyone in between.
Last but certainly not least, we’ve had more than a few existing VCs join themselves.
What percentage of your alums have ended up in VC, and where did they land jobs?
Alums have landed at various venture capital firms, both financial and corporate, including:
- Tola Capital
- 500 Startups
- Fontinalis Partners
- New Crop Capital
- Dorm Room Fund
- Plug and Play Ventures
- GC Innovation America
- Digital Finance Group
- Shasta Ventures
- …and more
Can I participate in the program while I’m working or going to school?
Is the program valuable for someone who is interested in VC in a specific region or city?
When are the weekly live video classes or networking chats with VCs? I’m afraid I’ll miss the sessions.
I’m interested in healthcare VC. Should I apply?
Is GoingVC US-focused?
How much does the program cost?
What if I can't afford the program? Is there any kind of financial aid available?
We strive to make GoingVC accessible to all, regardless of their current financial situation. With this in mind, we’ve created the GVC Scholarship fund, which, using 100% of the proceeds from your application fees, we distribute among GoingVC members most in need of financial support.
You can apply for the scholarship during the application process.
Who runs the program?
Arno is a serial entrepreneur who has built profitable companies, worked at Origin Ventures in Chicago as well as in a family office, and has 4 degrees – including an MBA from Chicago Booth.
John has mentored thousands of current and aspiring VCs through his VC Careers blog and newsletter over the last 10 years. He has been an advisor to a number of venture-backed startups including Concord (acquired by Akamai), Quantopian (backed by a16z, Bessemer, and Spark), and Wallaroo Labs (backed by Greycroft and others). He was Employee #1 at Turbonomic, which is now at the pre-IPO stage, and he has held product management and service leadership roles at leading tech companies like VMware, Amazon, and DigitalOcean.
In our ranks we also have a program manager and website and content developer for GVC, and are looking to hire more!