The UC Hastings Center for Business Law is proud to be an Academic Partner for the new Independent Director Initiative, a two-day program designed to train, and help place, individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in venture capital, to serve as independent directors on the boards of venture backed private companies. The inaugural cohort of the Independent Director Initiative will be hosted in Berkeley, California on August 16-17, 2022.
Candidates may include academics, corporate executives, and other experienced professionals with substantial financial, governance, operational, policy, regulatory, scientific, social, and/or technical expertise relevant to service on a corporate board.
Applications are due by July 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM PDT and applicants will be notified if they’ve been accepted by July 12, 2022. The program is free of charge, however, travel expenses to and from Berkeley, California, are not covered. There is no virtual option, however, we expect to host future iterations at locations across the country.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you, or someone in your network, might be interested in serving as an independent director on a venture-backed board, we hope you’ll apply and/or spread the word.