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VCIC’s Most Fundable Startup Global Search

Not a pitch contest!

If your startup is selected to participate in a VCIC regional finals event, you will go through an intensive due diligence process. Your pitch deck will be distributed prior to the event, and teams of mock VCs will have 36 hours for research. When you arrive at the event, you will pitch and then participate in six separate due diligence sessions with student VC teams and real VC judges. You will receive a mock term sheet from each team that chooses your startup, and you will have the chance to mock negotiate with a student VC team as real VC judges observe. APPLY BY DECEMBER 1.

VCIC’s Most Fundable Startup search leverages 20 years of educating students about venture capital and 20 annual regional events in six countries on three continents with over 150 VCs, 60 startups and 600 students participating annually. Founders seeking a venture capital investment may apply online for a chance to compete in-person, going from pitch to mock term sheet in 5 hours, at a VCIC regional finals event. Select regional winners will be invited to participate at the Global Finals in Chapel Hill in April.

Rounds of VCIC’s Most Fundable Startup Competition

Screening Round

Online application to get started

Submit brief online screening application and pitch deck by December 1 or January 10.

Apply here.

Regional Finals

Pitch for term sheets at a VCIC Regional Event

Three startups will be selected as semi-finalists in each region. Agenda below.

See locations and dates.

Global Finals

Join the best of the best and vie for the most student term sheets

Compete with the other most fundable finalists in front of VCs from around the country.

See last year’s global finals.

VCIC Startups Get Funded (after competing at VCIC)

What is VCIC?

A network of educational events connecting students, startups and VCs. Startups vie for the most mock term sheets from student VCs. Real VCs judge the action.

More about VCIC

Where is VCIC?

San Francisco
New York
Chapel Hill
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The VCIC Experience: What you can Expect at a Regional Competition

VCIC is a VC immersion for startups like no other! Go from pitch to term sheets in 5 hours!

Pre-event: submit “leave-behind” deck for teams to conduct research prior to your arrival.

If you win your regional VCIC event, your startup will be added to VCIC’s Most Fundable Startups List which will be promoted through various VCIC channels. You will also be eligible (though not guaranteed) to be invited to the next round, VCIC Global Finals, in Chapel Hill, NC, in April.

A typical VCIC region event includes…

More about VCIC’s Global
“Most Fundable Startup” Competition

The Most Fundable Startup Competition is a competition within a competition. For over 20 years, the Venture Capital Investment Competition has been teaching students about entrepreneurship and venture capital. Student teams play the role of VC firms with real startups pitching. Teams must choose one startup and put down a term sheet. Real VCs and angel investors judge the student teams.

Starting in 2020, startups will also be competing for the title of VCIC’s Most Fundable Startup by receiving the most term sheets from student teams and the most votes from VC judges.

Bonus! It is also a Talent Marketplace

Each event has 30-40 student participants who have self-selected as the most interested in startups and venture capital. Many teams have won internal events to get to the regional event. These students may be great talent for your startup!

We also have 1,000 former VCIC participants following our LinkedIn page and 700 Twitter followers.

Post your job opportunities here and we’ll blast it out to startup enthusiasts across the globe!