The two main cost drivers for a VCIC Regional Finals are $1,000 in prize money and lunch for about 45 people. Other optional costs include breakfast and catering for the awards ceremony, all of which can be minimal, though some schools go all out. At VCIC HQ, we encourage a bootstrap atmosphere, as this is a startup-related event, quite different from corporate recruiting. Note that host schools do not pay an entry fee; so you will save that amount, leaving your school with a net of perhaps $1,000 in direct cost.
Yes, substitutes are allowed at any time. Please submit a new team registration and photo. If it is within 48 hours of the start of the event, we will likely not have new name tags for new members. (See rules.)
Maybe, if we can find a school to swap with you. This is usually easier in the fall. Email email@example.com to find out.
You will receive a fund profile (like this one) that will outline key details of the fund from which you’ll be investing at your VCIC event. Your team may make up an story you like about your overall firm and strategy. Note that the event is compressed for time, and too much detail about the background of your firm could be distracting.
No, you will be assigned a code name after you submit your registration and team photo.
Any enrolled student from an invited university. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out who is coordinating the team from your undergraduate or graduate program. If your school is not on the bracket, email email@example.com to join the waitlist.
Five students per team, strictly enforced, except “in case of emergency,” to be determined by VCIC organizers. A sixth observer is also welcome.