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Application Deadline: Booth VCIC

Apply to be one of the top teams from Chicago Booth to compete for a spot in the regional Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). Real-world entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses, and the MBA student teams must determine which company they would invest in if they were VCs. Each team will draft a term sheet and present their investment terms to the panel of VC judges. The top two teams will actually negotiate that term sheet with the entrepreneur they have selected. The winner of this internal competition will advance to represent Chicago Booth in the regional VCIC event.
To apply, teams must:

  • Complete the VCIC Application Form (download as a Word document).
  • Email an electronic copy of the application to Nora Mansfield.
  • Deliver the $50 application fee to Nora Mansfield in the Polsky Center, located in the Harper Center Suite 207.

Eligibility and Team Size:
All currently enrolled Booth students, including Executive MBA students, are eligible to compete. Students from other universities are not eligible to participate. Please direct any questions about eligibility to Nora Mansfield in the Polsky Center.

For Chicago Booth’s VCIC, teams must have between five and seven members. Five team members will be allowed to compete on the day of the VCIC; the sixth and seventh members will serve as advisors/alternates. For regionals and nationals, teams must have exactly five members. Teams may bring one alternate to regionals or nationals to observe. While students may compete in the Chicago Booth VCIC multiple times, students may only compete in a regional VCIC once.

If you’re looking to join a team, or to add people to your team, please check out our team-building spreadsheet. There is a $50 application fee that must be paid to the Polsky Center upon submission of the application. The fee must be paid in the form of a check made out to “The University of Chicago” with “VCIC-[TEAM NAME]” in the memo line.

Application Opens – Nov. 4

Application Due – Nov. 18

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