Final Reminder: Chicago Booth 2012 Venture Capital Investment Competition

Ruba Gunatheesan
Dear Chicagoland Entrepreneurs,

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 here 
Chicago Booth VCIC entrepreneurs will be chosen from the applications received up to two weeks prior to the event. Priority is given to early applicants.

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!


Best Regards,

Ruba Gunatheesan


Dr. Ruba Gunatheesan, M.B.B.S

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

MBA Candidate | Class of 2012


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Tom Ordonez

I looked at this website and was pretty upset about the following.

Isn't the Booth School one of the top business schools in the world?

Then why do you have to download and complete an application in word format? Are we back in 2000? There isn't enough venture capital to create an online form?

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