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VC Perspectives: How VCs Evaluate Potential CEOs

Join the Office of Technology Management for a conversation with David Dorsey, Tech Senior Associate at Osage University Partners. This free seminar provides a behind-the-scenes view on how VCs evaluate potential start-up CEOs. Venture capitalist David Dorsey will take you through the CEO search process, how VCs evaluate potential entrepreneur, and some observations about drivers for long-term success as an entrepreneur. The audience will assess mock candidate profiles and learn methods of diligence to choose the right leader for your startup. 

Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital firm focused on investing in startups that are commercializing pioneering university technologies. OUP partners with top research universities to invest in their most innovative startups, and OUP shares its investment profit with its partner institutions. The firm invests in software, hardware, and life science companies at all stages of company development. OUP has partnered with over 90 universities, including 39 of the top 50 U.S. institutions by research expenditures, and has invested in over 80 of their spinouts. OUP is part of a family of investment funds within Osage Partners, which is based in Philadelphia, PA and manages in excess of $500 million. For more information, visit

Event Information:

  • Date: December 5, 2018

  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Location: EnterpriseWorks, room 130

  • RSVP: Laura Bleill,