Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
Developing Students to Be Venture Capitalists
The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is the nation's premiere strategy competition for venture-minded entrepreneurial MBA students. Consisting of eight student led teams, VCIC offers an opportunity to judge five entrepreneurs seeking funding for their businesses. Each team evaluates the strength of each venture by acting as a hypothetical VC firm and invests in which entrepreneur they deem most fit. A panel of ten venture capitalists judge competitors on their selections and strategy.
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 the panel of venture capitalists. 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.
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 [email protected].
Please fill out the application below if you wish to participate in VCIC