I am writing to remind you about 7th Annual Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The VCIC brings together entrepreneurs, MBA students and venture capitalists on Friday, January 20, 2012 for a day-long event that simulates the VC pitching, negotiation and investment process. I am a student organizer of the event and I am seeking entrepreneurs who may be looking to raise venture capital.
Key benefits of participating as an entrepreneur include:
- 25% of entrepreneurs at VCIC (nationwide) have gone on to raise an average of $9.5M in venture funding
- Top MBA students provide useful feedback to participating entrepreneurs
- Opportunity to network with VC’s. Past participants at Chicago Booth have included: ARCH Venture, DFJ Portage, OCA Ventures, New World, Ceres Venture, Hispania Capital, Apex, and many others.
If this is something you might be interested in, please apply by completing the application form found herehttp://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/evc/vcic/entrepreneurs.html
We are also looking for sponsors who stand to gain premium exposure to entrepreneurs, investors, and Chicago Booth students as well as visible alignment with Chicago Booth's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship! If interested, please contact me via e-mail.
The VCIC is supported by Built in Chicago.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Ruba Gunatheesan, M.B.B.S
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MBA Candidate | Class of 2012