BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Venture Capital & Private Equity Club, a student club at Harvard Business School, will hold its 21st Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference February 1, 2015, on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston. As one of the most anticipated student-run conferences, the one-day event will bring together several hundred private equity and venture capital professionals, academics and students to reflect on the latest issues in the industry today.
Headlining this year’s conference will be the following keynote speakers: Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone; Steven Collins, Managing Director of Advent International; Bill Helman, Partner at Greylock Partners; Kate Mitchell, Partner at Scale Venture Partners; and Alexander Navab, Member and Head of Americas Private Equity at KKR.
Many new panel topics designed to spark discussion are being introduced this year including Search Funds, Operational Value Creation (in a private equity-owned company), and Health and Wellness Investing. Also on the agenda are last year’s popular topics on Investing in Africa, State of the Private Equity Industry, Women in Private Equity and more. Over 100 panelists and moderators with extensive private equity and venture capital experience will foster a healthy dialogue around each topic. To view the full schedule of events and to register to attend, please visit: http://2015.vcpeconference.com/
“We worked hard to develop panels that address the latest developing trends in today’s alternative investment space,” said Mayowa Kuyoro, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2015 and Co-President of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. “These discussions will provide a platform for the industry’s leaders to share insights, the latest thinking and best practices with the audience. Throughout the conference, we look forward to an exciting networking opportunity coupled with educational and thoughtful discourse around the industry’s most pressing issues.”
“In its 21 years, this conference has grown to become one of the largest events on campus and a staple for those interested in venture capital and private equity,” said Kanu Gulati, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2015 and Co-President of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. “We’re honored to continue the longstanding tradition of organizing such a notable event that draws a host of distinguished speakers and attendees.”
Prominent members of the financial community sponsor the conference, including Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP, Preqin and BackBay Communications. Media sponsors include AltAssets, Buyouts Magazine, DealFlow Source, Dow Jones, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pitchbook News, 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, LBO and private equity investors from around the world. For more information on the VCPE Club please visit http://www.hbsvcpe.com/.