Venture Capital Investment Competition

In 2011, while I was at Boston College, one of our 1998 full-time MBA grads was instrumental in getting BC involved in the Venture Capital Investment Competition, hosted by UNC. Our alumus contact has worked in venture capital since his graduation from BC, and has been both a judge and sponsor of the competition for over a decade. For the past three years BC separately fielded a team of 5 students, and in 2014 BC won the New England Regional Competition and placed 6th in the International Finals. This is now fully available at Boston University!

The format involves each school’s team acting as venture capitalists during an elevator pitch competition, competing with other graduate schools. The “VC’s” will choose the best entrepreneur presentations, and as part of the competition, will begin negotiating mock Term Sheets for investment. More information is available at www.vcic.org. Follow our students’ progress below through regular Blog entries!

Competition

Fall semester

We would like to accommodate at least 5 students for an internal VCIC competition to be held on campus. This contest will involve completing venture capital related reading, completing a take-home quiz and participating in the internal competition. Two prizes will be awarded:

  1. The judges will select the top team amongst the three which compete
  2. Across all competing teams, five individuals will be selected to represent Questrom at the Regional Competition in the timeframe of Jan – Mar next year.

Spring semester

The five students who are selected will be preparing for the regional competition, and as applicable, continuing to the Finals a few weeks later.

Application Deadline

Consisting of a resume and a 1-page cover letter (i.e. indicating why you believe you should be selected) will be due by 12 noon (EST) on Wednesday, September 9th via email to Professor Gregory Stoller.

This will be open to 2nd year full-time MBA’s, evening MBA’s, full-time / part-time grad business students in other programs.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to meeting you at the September 8th Info Session.

Contact

gstoller@bu.edu

Past Program Articles

Blog Entries

Follow our students’ progress in preparation for the 2016 competition.

Blog entry #1: VCIC Kick-off