Venture Capital Investment Challenge

VCIC Regional Winners

The Kellogg team of David Fischer '13, Viren Tellis JDMBA '13, Adam Hopson JDMBA '13, Robbie Salter JDMBA '13, and Rushi Sheth '13 won the VCIC Regional title in 2013. Photo @ Adam Hopson, JDMBA '13

The Venture Capital Investment Challenge (VCIC) is an international competition in its 18th year run by the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, and involves 42 universities in three rounds: local, regional and national. This is the Kellogg School’s 11th year sending a team to the regional event. The local round, sponsored by the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and including only Kellogg student teams, is held at the Jacobs Center. One team will be selected by judges to advance to the regional round.

The 2015 Kellogg VCIC will be held on January 28, 2015. See Campus Groups to register. In advance of the Kellogg VCIC, students receive training on how VC firms conduct due diligence, prepare term sheets, and negotiate with entrepreneurs. Kellogg VC alumni provide practical feedback, coaching, and judging, and then select the winning team by the end of the day.

On January 7, 2015, Professor Paola Sapienza presented an introduction to Kellogg teams who will compete to represent Kellogg in the regional competition. The video is shown below:

Below, see the 1/28/2014 presentation from Tom K. Cox '91, Managing Director of Woodvale Partners, regarding the elements of term sheets used by VCs.