BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Venture Capital & Private Equity Club, a student club at Harvard Business School, will hold its 23rd annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference on Saturday, January 28, 2017, on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston. One of Harvard Business School’s most anticipated student-run conferences, the one-day event will bring together several hundred venture capital and private equity professionals, academics, and students to discuss the most prominent issues in today’s alternative investing space.
Several new and exciting panel topics will be introduced this year, including fund innovation, industrials, and family offices. Also on the agenda are several of last year’s popular topics, including cross border activity, diversity in private equity, turnarounds, consumer, operational value creation, technology, healthcare, and more. Over 80 panelists and moderators with extensive experience in venture capital and private equity will help cultivate engaging and informative discussions around each topic.
A selection of distinguished keynote speakers are slated to present at the VCPE Conference this year, including:
- Sandra J. Horbach, Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Buyout, The Carlyle Group
- Noah Knauf, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Conference panels will comprise a wide variety of leading alternative investment professionals, including general partners, limited partners, intermediaries, and industry consultants, among others. To view the full schedule of speakers and events, and to register to attend, please visit: http://thevcpeconference.com/.
“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to continue the longstanding tradition of hosting one of the premier venture capital and private equity events here at Harvard Business School,” said Danny McBee, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2017 and co-chair of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. “We feel fortunate that so many well-respected professionals from the venture capital and private equity communities have agreed to participate in the event to share their views on the ever-changing landscape of the alternative investment industry.”
“We are confident that we have put together a strong panel of topics that have an everyday impact on the alternative investment industry and ones that we expect will generate thoughtful in-depth conversations with our distinguished participants,” said Christine Kang, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2017 and co-chair of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. “A tremendous amount of time, energy and effort goes into making this event a reality, and we are very appreciative for the many speakers, panelists, moderators, sponsors, organizers and attendees who truly make this conference a special event.”
Sponsoring the conference are esteemed members of the financial community, including Kirkland and Ellis, EY, Dechert, Preqin, Golub Capital, Antares Capital, First Republic Bank, and BackBay Communications. Media sponsors include Buyouts Insider and The Deal.
About the Venture Capital & Private Equity Club
The Venture Capital & Private Equity (VCPE) Club is a student-run club at Harvard Business School. The Club is committed to providing its members with career and educational opportunities focused on the venture capital and private equity sectors. The VCPE Club’s goal is to provide members with an opportunity to learn about venture capital and private equity, interact with some of the industry’s leading players, and meet fellow students who share similar interests. The Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference is the Club’s marquee event and is one of the largest student-run conferences on campus. Each year the VCPE Club brings in high-profile venture capitalists as well as LBO and private equity investors from around the world.
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