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Venture Capital Investment Competition

Learn to think like a venture capitalist by competing in the VCIC, an annual international venture capital competition run by UNC Kenan-Flagler. Unlike business plan competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, in the VCIC students act as investors, and real entrepreneurs pitch to them. Darden previously hosted the Southeast Regional and sends its own team to compete in the VCIC regional on other university campuses.

Darden's Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club (EVC) organizes an internal competition prior to the VCIC Regional event. Please check the EVC Club's weekly newsletter for details.

Visit the VCIC website for full details about the competition.

Additional Resources

Read the official VCIC Prep tips.  

Explore the effects of early stage funding with the Equity Simulator at  

Find more information on Venture Capital and the VCIC competition at