Keynote Speakers



Josh Kushner

Founder and Managing Partner, Thrive Capital



Alexander Navab

Head of Americas Private Equity, KKR






Columbia Business School
21st Annual PEVC Conference
March 6th, 2015
8:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Waldorf Astoria New York
100 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

Welcome to the 21st Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity Venture Capital Conference


We are delighted to welcome you to Columbia Business School's 21st annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference.


This year's conference will bring over 800 professionals, alumni and students for a day of candid discussion on the current state of the industry. Our 2015 Conference theme 'Evolving Strategies in a New Era of Investing', will bring several high impact keynote speakers and panelists to discuss their views and perspectives. Confirmed keynote speakers for our conference include Josh Kushner of Thrive Capital and Alexander Navab of KKR. Our lineup of panels includes:



The goals of this conference are to educate, promote discussion, and provide a forum for interaction between academics, professionals and students who are active in the private equity and venture capital communities.


The Conference includes breakfast, buffet lunch cocktail receptions, all networking opportunities with industry leaders in the private equity and venture capital industry.

On behalf of Columbia Business School’s Private Equity Program and student-run Private Equity and Venture Capital Club (PE/VC Club) we welcome you to this year’s exciting event!  To register for this year’s event, please continue to the Registration page.

For inquiries, please contact Jodi Krakower '15 at or Louis Cherrone '15 at