At its core, VCIC is an educational event for students to learn about venture capital. Student investment teams evaluate startups (you) and pitch their investment thesis to real investors who are there to judge student performances. More than half of the competing students have real access to capital through their student-run venture funds and/or VC firms where they currently or previously worked. See “Not Just Students” below.
Each regional event has six student teams, 8-12 real investors there to judges student performances, and three startups chosen as finalists for the region. The student teams perform intensive due diligence on all three startups, including one-on-one in-person interviews with you at the event. Each team will propose one mock term sheet for one of the three startups. Apply today.
NOTE: No actual funding occurs at a VCIC event. These startups all raised venture capital funding sometime after participating in VCIC, not necessarily because of VCIC. More about startups that got funded.