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 2 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 Two Agenda: 

All times shown in Central Time (CT)

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM — Corporate Venture Capital Today with Sandi Knox (Sidley) [Main Stage]

10:50 AM – 11:30 AM — Current Trends Panel with Seth Armstrong (Deloitte), Samantha Colletti (Silicon Valley Bank), David Matthews (RevTech Ventures), Song Pak (Revolution), and Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft) [Main Stage]

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM — Current Trends Q&A [Discussion Room]

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM — Break

12:00 PM – 12:25 PM — NVCA Keynote with Bobby Franklin and moderated by Patrick Hamner [Main Stage]

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM — Keynote Q&A [Discussion Room]

12:40 PM – 1:50 PM — Case Study Sessions and Discussions

    • Track One — Family Office Focus with Jason Illian (Koch Disruptive Technologies), Abe Minkara (Legacy Knight), and Marc Sharpe (Texas Family Office Association [Discussion Room I]
    • Track Two — VC in Gaming and eSports with Jonathan Angers (eSports Stadium Arlington), Byron Abrigg (Mission Control), Mike Bynum (Stadia Ventures), Jenn Dickey (Envy Gaming), Tim Hayden (Stadia Ventures), and Simon Mak (SMU) [Discussion Room II]**.

**Having issues accessing the Discussion Room? Please remember to log into your registered Zoom account before clicking on the Discussion Room link

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM — Break

2:00 PM – 2:40 PM — Inclusion Session with Joe Beard (Venture Dallas), Margot Carter (Cien), Maryam Haque (Venture Forward), and Tiffany Ricks (HacWare) [Main Stage]

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM — Inclusion Session Q&A [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