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What is VCIC?

The Venture Capital Investment Competition has been connecting startups, investors and students for over 20 years. Started in 1998 at UNC as a single event to educate students about venture capital and entrepreneurship, VCIC now has 20 regional events around the globe with 60 startups, 150 investors and 750 students participating. More about what it’s like.

Why should a founder invest a day at VCIC?

Access to Investors • Due Diligence Immersion • Profound Practice

Most founders come for access to our investors. It is hard to get meetings with VCs, and a regional VCIC event is an immersion with 8-12 investors: a daylong event, not a quick introduction. Three startup finalists are chosen for each region as the VIPs for the day. Win the region and get invited to spend the weekend with two dozen investors at VCIC Global Finals.

Round-by-Round: From Application to Regional Finals to Global Finals

Apply Online

Early Deadline December

Submit brief online application and pitch deck.

Apply here.

Top 3 Per Region

Screening Dec/Jan

Three (3) startups will be chosen as semi-finalist for each regional event.

See event locations.

Due Diligence Immersion

Regional Finals in Feb.

At the event, pitch to everyone and then go through 6 due diligence sessions.

What it’s like for startups?

VCIC Global Finals

Chapel Hill, NC

April 9-10, 2021

Spend the weekend with 25 VCs — virtually.

Is your startup VC-backable? Find out at VCIC.

Where are VCIC 2021 Regional Startup Competitions?

Austin
Baltimore
Barcelona
Boston
Boulder
Chapel Hill
Halifax
Houston
New York
Hyderabad
London
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
Singapore
Sunnyvale
Washington