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QUIP™ VC Fellowship Spring 2022 Cohort

A Comprehensive 9 Month Fellowship Program. Apply before December 31st, 2021

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The QUIP™ certification program is an experiential program, which prepares you to enter the VC industry by allowing you to practice the essential skills required to be successful.

Additionally, QUIP™ institute offers course materials that will provide you with the foundational knowledge and the practiced based approach of the program will provide the necessary expertise to obtain a full-time job in Venture Capital. If you are looking for your first job in Venture Capital, have limited exposure to the industry through internships, or want to seek out an alternate career path, this program is for you!

The QUIP™ certification program is intended to give you a leg up when looking to enter the venture industry by equipping you with know-how to either seek employment in the Venture Capital industry, start your own fund or start a venture backable startup. 


The program will focus on developing your skills over a period of nine months, divided into three semesters (requiring 4-5 hours per week of study), which include the following modules:

Semester 1
  • Ethics and Standards
  • Inner Workings of a VC firm (structure, roles, business model)
  • Deal sourcing
Semester 2
  • Building a personal brand
  • VC term sheets, investment instruments, essential legal provisions
  • Basics of portfolio construction and Investment thesis
Semester 3
  • Fund Formation and Fund raising
  • Due Diligence methods
  • LP Reporting, Portfolio maintenance and Board Governance

2022 sessions are led by John Francis, General Partner at Stout Street Capital
John Francis, a QUIP™ certified VC comes with years of Venture Capital experience, he manages a seed stage fund based in Denver and has invested in over 63 startups and is a board member at Botco. Ai, Schola and Board Observer at Fluent Forever. He is also the founder member of the UNMET conferences that promotes investment in underserved regions in the middle of the country, the conference is attended by over 300 VC funds and has helped raise over $500M for Startups in the US. He brings a unique set of perspectives and experiences to the 2022 class of QUIP™ certification seekers. 

“Most new entrants have a jarring experience when entering the Venture Capital industry, without any prior experience it is impossible to succeed, QUIP™ certification prepares and equips you to be successful”

Industry Professionals

Existing Industry Professionals could also benefit from this certification, by completing the coursework at your own pace and completing the exam, Industry professionals will be eligible to apply for the QUIP™ charter.

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Eligibility & Selections

Fellowship Program Eligibility

  • Enrolling in a graduate business program or in a undergraduate business program with a sophomore year standing or above.
  • Pursuing a career in Venture Capital
  • Must not have previously registered for a QUIP™ exam
  • Commit to register for the QUIP™ exam within 3 months after completing curriculum
  • Commit to completing the program within 1 years of initial registration
  • If selected for the Fellowship, agree to serve as an organizational steward for QUIP™ by participating in organizational events and/or activities
  • Allow QUIP™ to use your name, name of employer and/or photo in support of QUIP™ marketing and communications campaigns.

Fellowship Benefits

  • QUIP™ Institute will waive all fees associated with this program and provide the certification at no cost to the selected fellowship participants.

Selection & Notification of Applicant Status

  • Application materials will be reviewed by the QUIP™ Admission team.
  • Equal opportunity for all applications
  • QUIP™ will review applications with an established scoring rubric whereby essay responses are judged on the basis of ambition, clarity, commitment, and innovation.
  • QUIP™ will notify applicants of award status via email by mid-January
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