Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
SDSU VCIC 2017 Team Wins Entrepreneurs Choice Award
The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is the nation's premiere strategy competition for venture-minded entrepreneurial MBA students. The VCIC consists of eight teams of five students each. Also participating are five entrepreneurs seeking funding and a panel of ten venture capitalists who judge competitors. Each team plays the role of a hypothetical venture capital firm whose job is to evaluate the available investment options (the five entrepreneurs) and decide where to place their money.
Teams read business plans, meet CEOs, conduct an abbreviated due diligence, and summarize all of their analysis in an investment strategy that they pitch to a panel of judges. Students use quantitative skills to evaluate business plans accounting, finance, operations, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy, among many other factors. Qualitative skills are tested during presentations and Q&A sessions from building a rapport with entrepreneurs to confidently presenting and defending strategies to VC professionals. Lastly, teamwork and strategy are essential to handle the concentrated workload.
The VCIC competition consists of the following:
- Evaluate Business Plans
- Watch CEO Pitches
- Interrogate CEOs
- Make investment decision
- Present to Venture Capitalists
- Get Grilled
- Get feedback from judges
Learn more about VCIC at www.vcic.unc.edu.
If you would like to represent SDSU at a VCIC competition and believe you have the venture capital instincts, please email Bernhard Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.