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Foundation for VC Investment Professionals

Brussels - Belgium
27 - 29 Nov 2019
Add to calendar 2019-11-27 11:00 2019-11-29 15:00 Europe/Brussels Foundation for Venture Capital Investment Professionals Introduces best practice for venture capital industry experts, covering the entire investment cycle, including fund structuring & marketing, deal structuring and valuations & exits.
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What is it?

Invest Europe Foundation for Venture Capital Investment Professionals is a three-day training programme designed for early-career practitioners.

The modules of this course have been specifically designed to offer participants an overview and a broad understanding of the different milestones and processes in private equity investment. The agenda has been set out in such a way as to reflect the life of a fund and its manager, focusing on some of the situations faced by professionals investing in seed, start-up and development capital.

The Foundation for Venture Capital Investment Professionals looks at:

  • Fund structure and management
  • Fund marketing
  • Deals and deal flow
  • Valuations
  • Exits selections and process
  • Firm management
  • Securing and defending IP rights
  • Corporate Venturing

The Course Leader, Professor Daniel Muzyka, President & CEO of The Conference Board of Canada and former Dean of the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (Canada) uses real life case studies to illustrate key areas for discussion, alongside practitioners invited for their proven track record and ability to share experiences from many years of practice.

Who should attend?

The course is open to those who have recently joined the profession, junior managers and anyone with an interest in improving their understanding of the European private equity industry.

Practical information

The Hotel
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
1000 Brussels



11.00 – 12.30: Introduction

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.30: Venture Capital Fund Structure & Management

15.30-16.00: Coffee break

16.00-17.30: Fund Marketing

19.00 - 22.00: Networking Dinner in the city center


09.00 – 10.30: Investing in High Potential: VC Opportunity & Decision Criteria

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30: Investing in High Potential: VC Opportunity & Decision Criteria

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.00: Deals & Deal Flow

15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00: Securing and Defending IP Rights


08.30 – 09.45: Valuation

09.45 - 10.00: Coffee Break

10.00 - 11.15: Exit Selection & Process

11.15 - 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30: Firm Management

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 - 15.00: Corporate Venturing


To view the speaker profiles, please click here


The training will take place at the Hotel (Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels).

To book accommodation at the training venue, just follow the link.

The group price is €210 (single occupancy) including breakfast and excluding city tax.

Fees, method of payment and cancellation

Course Fee (excluding accommodation):

Invest Europe Members: €2065

Non-members: €2970

21% VAT will be added to the above prices.

The above prices also include all material relating to the Foundation for Venture Capital Investment Professionals as well as coffee breaks, lunches and dinners for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee.


Participants are requested to pay by cheque, banker's draft, bank transfer or credit card in Euro as shown on the Application Form. Applications sent after 27 October 2019 should be paid by credit card.

Bank transfers: should be made net of bank charges and commission to the following bank: ING Avenue Marnix 24, B-1000 Brussels

International bank transfer account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 SWIFT/BIC: BBRUBE BB

Domestic bank transfer account number: 330-0578500-46

A copy of the bank transfer should be sent together with the application form. To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to indicate clearly their names and addresses on transfer orders and cheques. Confirmation of registration for fees and practical information will be sent after receipt of the application form and payment. For late registrations (see above), we require payment via a credit card.


Cancellations can only be accepted if received (in writing) by 27 October 2019. Fees (less 20% administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.

In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.


The working language of the course will be English.


To register for the course the candidate should submit the registration form and proof of payment. Invest Europe maintains the right to refuse the registration if it is not accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Due to the high demand for Invest Europe Training courses, priority is given to Invest Europe members. Registrations will be handled on a first-come first-served basis.

Any registration received after 27 October 2019 should mention a credit card number for the payment of course fees.


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