VCIC is structured much like a franchise system, a collaboration between VCIC HQ (at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School) and the regional finals host schools. VCIC HQ provides the materials to run a consistently high quality event, including on-site help from our VCIC Fellows. Host schools book facilities, recruit judges and startups, and are responsible for prize money and catering.

Your Responsibilities as a Regional Host School


VCIC is a big bang for the buck. Your direct costs are as low as $1,500 for the entire event. Funding Advice

What UNC Kenan-Flagler Provides for Hosts Schools


Benefits of being a VCIC Regional Host



Fantastic leadership opportunity for students — make a real impact on participants’ experience.


In addition to meeting VCs and startup founders you wouldn’t normally have access to, you also provide them with a great experience they will remember for years.


Great reputation enhancement for your school to be seen as entrepreneurial education thought leader.

Apply to Host a VCIC Regional Finals Next Year