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ABOUT US.

We are on a mission to unlock early & growth stage investor and entrepreneurial talents.
How so? We are building a global community of established Venture Capitalists, aspiring Venture Capitalists and visionary Entrepreneurs to help “Invest Better” and “Raise Better”, across ecosystems, verticals, stages and geographies.

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WE SURFACE AND BRING TOGETHER

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Promising Wannabe Venture Capitalists

Test your investment & due diligence skills in a life-size test with genuine startups and seasoned VCs. Get potentially hired as an Intern / Analyst / Associate.
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Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs

Full-scale training to the fundraising process. Learn how to talk to VCs. Connect with VCs and prepare the ground for your potential upcoming funding rounds.
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World-Class Venture Capitalists

Share your methods as a VC. Help the ecosystem understand how to introduce businesses to VCs. Identify talented aspiring VCs to hire. Add to your deal flow.
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VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CHALLENGES

HUB & COMMUNITY: BECOME A VENTURE CATALYST

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WORLD-CLASS VENTURE CAPITALISTS
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AWESOME SUPPORTERS & MEDIAS
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WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

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Willy Braun, Partner @ daphni

“It is very rare to meet students who want to join the small and weird VC world, so it is nice to be able to give them feedback `{`..`}` It also raises us questions what we do or we should do better. It is a super good event and I hope there will be many editions.”
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Raffi Kamber, Partner @ Alven

“The ecosystem needs to understand how to introduce things to VCs, and why we take this or this decision `{`…`}` It is a good opportunity for us to explain to everyone what our methods are, what we expect as information.”
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YOU ARE A VC
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Transmit & teach the Ecosystem your methods. Meet entrepreneurs & add to your dealflow. Identify skilled, aspiring VCs for your team (interns, analysts, associates).

YOU WANT TO BE A VC
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Test your investment & due diligence skills in a life-size test with genuine startups & world-class VCs. Get hired as a potential intern, analyst or associate.

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Remy Tourvieille, Challenger

“I always try to develop some startups `{`..`}` but I join to learn how it is from the other side. I want to feel what it is to be a VC. That’s what I’m doing at UPComingVC, quite intensively.”
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Carole du Fretay, Challenger

“You learn a lot, it's a real experience `{`..`}` You understand what exactly you need to focus on when you meet a startup, it is extremely useful for your career.”
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Marc Lamarche, CEO & Co-Founder @ SwissPay/SmartWall

“A great format `{`..`}`. We are more in a training, usually it’s like more formal, here you can discuss with the VCs and share something more.”
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Edouard Fiess, CEO & Co-Founder Navily

“A great event to train and to learn how to talk with a Venture Capitalist and understand what type of questions they are asking, and to understand exactly what they want to understand about my company. `{`…`}` I am here mostly to train to become a better candidate for VCs.”
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YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR
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Full-scale training to the fundraising process. Connect with world-class VCs & prepare the ground for your potential, upcoming funding rounds.

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MORE PUMPED-UP PARTICIPANTS

Andrea Tassistro, CEO & Co-Founder @ Foodetective

“One of the best events I've done so far [..] It's helping me get to know, have like a personal contact with all the amazing VCs, [..] and have a precise feedback on what we should do in order to grow, recruit and make sure that our company becomes viable fast.”

Paulina Szyzdek, Challenger @ Edition #3

“It’s demanding team working and time management exercise. It’s an intense day full of emotions, new people, networking opportunities and deep learning sessions.”

Bartosz Jakubowski, Venture Partner @ EQT Ventures

“It's a very innovative format [..] extremely helpful for us as investors [..] because seeing all these new brilliant people wanting to work as a VC kind of asks us to be more demanding with ourselves to be better VCs. [..] It is a great crowd and it's very refreshing.”

Jean de La Rochebrochard, Partner @ Kima Ventures

“I was interested because the format is different [..] It is a good opportunity to connect with good entrepreneurs and good people willing to become VC at some point [..] I'll be happy to come back.”

Camille Kriebitzsch, Principal & Co-Founder @ Eutopia

“It's a perfect occasion to meet startups, wannabe VCs, VCs, it's quick and interactive. It's a really good exercise we cannot really do when you are at school or later on. It is a good experience for everyone.”

Philippe Herbert, General Managing Partner @ KREAXI

“UPComingVC was a nice set-up for challenging the startups, challenging potential new-comers in the VC Community. [...] It is a difficult job [...] I can see the participants are progressing [...] and are up to speed.”

Benjamin Athuil, CEO & Co-Founder @ CareGame

“UPComingVC is a unique opportunity to challenge really frankly the numbers, the figures, the strategy and what arguments I give to investors [...].”

Hyojeong Kim, Challenger at Edition #2

“I participated in the program because I wanted to see how the combination of the role of a VC and a Startup to tackle political and social issues of the world [...].”

Adrien Chaltiel, Partner @ Indiana Capital

“I wanted to attend an event which is much more different than any other event in the ecosystem [...]. It was really good.”

Alexei Kounine, CEO & Co-Founder @ TasteHit

“We never had an event that was that closely related to VCs, a workshop between VCs, startups and students. […] As we are fund raising right now, so having the whole due diligence and VC-type question process before, falls a the right time.”

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