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Venture Capital Investment Competition
April 09, 2021

VCIC is NOT a business plan competition! It is an entirely unique event in which MBA students emulate the life of VCs. The "VCIC Experience"" is a WIN-WIN-WIN convergence of three elite groups: top MBA students, visionary entrepreneurs and successful VCs, each of whom has much to learn from the others.

VCIC 2021 is a go, moving to a virtual format that will remain much the same as years past

MBAs + Startups + VCs = VCIC

Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top MBA students from 70+ prestigious business schools.

Winning Criteria
Due Diligence (20 pts):
- How well did the team cover what you consider the key issues/questions?
- How did the team seem to understand the business opportunity and strategy?
To what level was the team able to establish appropriate rapport with the entrepreneur?
- How appropriately did the team lead/contol the meeting?
- How well did the team dig into the right issues?
- How skilled was the team at getting information?
- To what level did the team appropriately demonstrate their value as a VC firm to the entrepreneur?
- How well did the team demonstrate an understanding of the financial requirements of this deal?
- How well did the group appear to work together as a team?

Partner Meeting (20 pts):
- demonstrated VC knowledge
- adequately explained deal
- addressed key issues
- confident and convincing
- all members contributed

Investment Decision (10 pts):
- reasons to invest
- reasons not to invest
- overall decision

Terms (10 pts):
- valuation
- investment size
- syndicate
- fund fit
- option pool
- dividends, board structure, liquidation preferences, anti-dilution, dates and other terms

2015 winner: Georgetown McDonough
2nd place: Washington Foster
3rd place: Chicago Booth
Eligible Schools
Babson College - Olin Graduate School Of Business
Boston College - Carroll School Of Management
Brigham Young University - Marriott School Of Business
China Europe International Business School CEIBS
Columbia Business School
Copenhagen Business School
Dartmouth Tuck School Of Business
Duke - Fuqua School Of Business
Georgetown University - McDonough School Of Business
Harvard Business School
IESE Business School
Johnson - Cornell University
Leeds Metropolitan University
London Business School
Michigan Ross School Of Business
MIT Sloan School Of Management
Nanyang Business School
National University Of Singapore
Northwestern University - Kellogg
NYU Stern School Of Business - New York University
Oxford - Said Business School
UC Berkeley - Haas School Of Business
UCLA Anderson
University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business
University Of Texas At Austin - McCombs School Of Business
University of Washington - Foster Business School
USC Marshall School Of Business
Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School Of Management
Virginia Darden School Of Business
Wharton School
Yale School Of Management