About the Program

Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD), in collaboration with Scott Kelly, SF State Alumni and Founder/CEO of Black Dog Venture Partners, brings the VC Fast Pitch conference to SF State University. Every semester pre-conference workshops will be held to assist students and alumni with the necessary tools to prepare them for a presentation to investors. During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to venture capitalists, angels and accredited investors from Silicon Valley and throughout the country in hopes of gaining financial backing. To date, Black Dog Venture Partners has hosted investor events throughout the west and has enabled startups to raise millions of dollars.

  • Gain practical experience and knowledge of venture capital investment context
  • Construct a pitch deck for purposeful delivery
  •   Identify new venture investment opportunities
  • Raise money to support the growth of a business
  • Structure a venture capital investment and portfolio

The workshops and conference is open to all students and alumni of SF State. Visiting CSU students may attend if they are currently enrolled as an SF State student. College of Extended Learning students are not eligible to attend workshop series.

CSLD is not currently offering any workshops this semester. Please check back in at a later date to view workshops offering for the following semester.


Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-1764


Hours: Monday - Friday

9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Drop-In Hours: Monday - Friday,

1 P.M. - 3 P.M.



Student Services Building, Room 301