2020 Central
Regional Finals

Austin, TX
February 21, 2020
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Uber is recommended since downtown is so close. If you have a car, parking options include Brazos Garage ($15 – $18 for the day) or 2008 Whitis Ave, Austin, TX 78705 ($12 – $15/day).
Lots of good options in Austin. Anything downtown will be a 5 minute Uber to the business school, Hotwire has great last minute deals. There are also many good AirBnB options.


Previous years this region: 2019, 20182017, 2016, 2015




Organizers, click here to submit judges.



  • 5:00 p.m.    Local time of event. Teams receive business plans by email.


  • 8:00 a.m.    Team check-in, facility tour, coffee and muffins
  • 8:30 a.m.    Judge and startup check-in
  • 8:50 a.m.    Orientation for everyone
  • 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)
  •    Noon        Lunch and team work session
  • 1:00 p.m.    Written deliverables due by email  (use filename “Teamname_Startupname.doc/pdf” template)
  • 1:30 p.m.    Partner meetings (10 minutes each)
  • 3:00 p.m.    Judges vote for top two teams (see results at www.vcic.org/results)
  • 3:15 p.m.    Negotiations (top two teams only, 10 minutes each)
  • 3:45 p.m.    Awards ceremony + networking with judges
  • 5:00 p.m.    Networking event at local venue – DO NOT SKIP THIS!

Traveling teams should arrive the night before and leave the morning after to take full advantage of the experience.