2020 West Coast
Regional Finals

Tempe, Arizona
February 28, 2020
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If you stay in the recommended hotels we suggest to park in the hotel and walk to the event. At the event the best option is Apache Blvd. Parking Structure.

Graduate Hotel (Less than 1 mile away from the event), 225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281.

Moxy by Marriott (Less than 1 mile away from the event), 1333 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281.


Previous years this region: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014






  • 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.