In "We Just Need 1% of China" and Other Things to Never Tell a VC, students will learn some of these deal-killing comments and how to talk about their business in a way that will make the VCs much more comfortable with the team and the plan.
Note: All profits from the class will be donated to Startup Corps, an awesome local nonprofit that teaches inner city high school students entrepreneurship by actually having them start businesses.
I am a Principal at MentorTech Ventures, where we invest in seed- and early-stage companies with ties to the University of Pennsylvania. Usually, this means companies where the people (students, faculty members and/or alumni) come from Penn or the technology originated at the university.
Prior to joining MentorTech in 2007, I spent time at Hamilton Lane, helping pension funds, banks and insurance companies evaluate VC and other funds for investment.
Before Hamilton Lane, I spent 4+ years with NJTC Venture Fund investing in seed and early-stage companies from metro New York to metro Philadelphia.