Welcome to the VC University LIVE – SMU Online Studio. Via this web page, you will be able to view the Main Stage — an embedded stream of lecturer presentations — and access the Discussion Rooms.

If you have any difficulties with the VC University LIVE – SMU Online Studio, please contact for troubleshooting. 


Thank you for joining us for Day 1 of VC University LIVE – SMU! You will have continued access to our shared Box folder through December 14, 2020.


Discussion Room: 

When instructed at the conclusion of a presentation — or in accordance with the agenda — click here to access the Discussion Room.

*Please note that due to enhanced Zoom security settings, you must be logged into your registered Zoom account to access the Discussion Room. 


Day One Agenda: 

All times shown in Central Time (CT)

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM — Welcome Remarks [Main Stage]

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM — Case Study Ice Breaker [Discussion Room]

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM — Priced Round Term Sheet Breakdown with Adam Sterling (UC Berkeley) [Main Stage]

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM — Term Sheet Discussions [Discussion Room]

12:10 PM – 12:20 PM — Break

12:20 PM – 12:50 PM — Seed Financing Breakdown with Adam Sterling (UC Berkeley) [Main Stage]

12:50 PM – 1:20 PM — Seed Financing Discussions [Discussion Room]

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM — Break

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM — Keynote with Arlan Hamilton (Backstage Capital) and moderated by Anna Martinez (SMU) [Main Stage]

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM — Keynote Q&A [Discussion Room]

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM — Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM — VC Pub Trivia Team Challenge [Discussion Room]


Program Materials

Access the shared Box folder here to view presentation slides and reading materials.


CLE Credit 

This program has been submitted for Texas CLE and is pending approval.  If you would like to obtain Texas CLE for this program, please email your request to