2020 Midwest
Undergraduate Regional Finals

Chicago, IL
February 8, 2020
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There is plenty of free parking next to the Booth School of Business on weekends. Closest spots to the main entrance are on Woodlawn, just south of 58th street.

  • We recommend the Hyatt Place. Ask for a UChicago rate. We also recommend the new Sophy Hotel which opened last year. Both hotels have shuttles to the Booth School of Business and/or it is walking distance.
  • AirBnB is not recommended in Hyde Park.
  • For questions about locations in downtown Chicago contact Scott Metcalf (smetcalf@uchicago.edu).







  • 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 minutes Q&A)
  • 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.