2020 Undergraduate
Central Regional Finals
Pittsburgh, PA
February 15, 2020
Hosted by

210 South Boquet St, Floor 2, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Parking is available in the Solider and Sailors Lot (4390 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213).

Organizers will have passes for you.

The Oaklander Hotel 
5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center 
100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213





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.