VCIC is NOT a business plan competition.VCIC is unlike any competition you’ve been a part of before.

Why Get Involved?

The first two reasons are the ones our judges tell us are the reasons they come back year after year.
The other two aren’t too shabby either.

Unlike other competitions where you sit and watch presentations all day, VCIC has a variety of activities: startup pitches, due diligence sessions, partner meetings and negotiations.The VCIC Experience
Every minute you are at VCIC, you will appreciate the impact you are having on students and startups alike. You will be literally changing the lives of some students. Student Success Stories

 Event Agenda

  • Most events are Fridays. A few are on Saturdays
    • 8:45 a.m. | Check-In
    • 8:50 a.m. | Orientation for everybody
    • 9:00 a.m. |  Startup pitches
    • 10:00 a.m. |  Due diligence sessions (14-minute team/startup Q&A + 3-minute judge/team Q&A)
    • 12:00 p.m. |  Working lunch, judge discussion of startups
    • 1:30 p.m. |   Partner meetings (15 minutes each)
    • 3:30 p.m. |   Judges closed ballot (choose top 2 teams)
    • 3:45 p.m. |   Negotiations (top 2 teams only, 10 minutes each)
    • 4:30 p.m. |   Winners announced, VC Round Robin (feedback)
    • 5:15 p.m. |   Done
    • 5:30 p.m. |   (Optional)  Networking event