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The application process for Future VC 2022 is now open and we’ll be accepting applications until 12:09am, 5th Feb 2022 GMT
Future VC was established to support talented individuals from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in venture capital, to help them learn about and work in VC, and in doing so improve the inclusiveness of the industry. Future VC was launched by Diversity VC in 2017.
Future VC provides an eight-week, paid internship with leading Venture Capital funds. Participants gain the key skills and practical experience necessary to kickstart their careers in VC, including deep-dive masterclasses from worldwide industry experts.
20th June 2022 – 12th August 2022
Paid internships will be available in the UK. Our intention is that the programme will be office based, however, we’ll continue to monitor circumstances related to the pandemic and will update applicants later in the process.
Which funds will employ interns?
Over the past three years, our participating funds have included some of the world’s top VC funds. More information about participating funds is available on www.futurevc.com and we’ll also be making some announcements over Jan & Feb 2022.
What will I do?
The Future VC internship programme aims to create a peer-support group through developing a network amongst participants with weekly catch-ups to share learning and challenges. Each individual will be placed in a paid internship with one of our partner VC funds, and in addition, will have access to training to support them in developing the skills needed to succeed in the space.
Preparing for a career in VC in several ways
Future VC’s programmes are designed to upskill each of our participants in areas vital for accessing a career in Venture Capital, key components include:
VC 101 is available for everyone who applies to the Future VC programme, even if they are not accepted
Masterclasses offering deep dives into key topics such as financial modelling, transaction economics, fund mechanics and impact investing from some of the most respected investors around the world
Mentoring delivered by those working VC – over 100 experts will provide 30 mins a week of 1:1 mentoring
Peer to Peer Learning
Access to Jobs & Paid work opportunities
Join the Future VC ‘bench’ to access ad-hoc work with leading VCs
Assessing real Start-Ups and presenting to an Investment Panel
Developing soft skills such as networking, preparing for the recruitment process and starting a career in VC
Will I be paid & how much?
Yes, the internships will be fully paid. Funds participating in the Future VC programme have committed to paying the standard living wage or equivalent.
Should I apply to the Future VC internship programme?
The 8-week scheme will take on talented participants from groups that are underrepresented in VC – see our research.
If you are interested in a career in Venture capital and believe some of the traits below describe you then we hope you will apply:
Focused, driven and passionate
Initiative and self-discipline: the ability to operate without needing to be micromanaged
Able to develop and maintain authentic relationships
Emotional intelligence, empathy and good at assessing motivations, desires, needs and intangibles
Skilled at selling ideas, concepts or a vision
Emotional resilience and conviction: ability to maintain excitement in the face of opposition and scepticism
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from anyone with a minimum of one year’s work experience and a genuine interest in Venture Capital as a potential career.
I have already worked in VC, or currently work in VC – should I apply?
If you already work in VC or are currently working in VC then this programme is not suitable for you.
The closing date for applications is 12:09am, 5th Feb 2022 GMT
By 25th February 2022, you will hear back from us with a decision about your application, whether you have been successful or not.
Interviews will be held between 26th Feb – 19th March (face to face, video or call)
You will be notified whether you have been offered a position in the programme by 22nd April 2022
*Please note the application form will take between 25-40 minutes to complete.
** Everyone who applies to the programme and is not accepted will be provided with access to content from our previous masterclasses and other resources.
United Kingdom: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/nwhrmpjtjb
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