If you have entrepreneurs knocking down your door for financial support, come to me and let me help you invest. After this weekend, I am officially qualified!
Last Thursday and Friday I spent an inordinate amount of time in the case rooms on-campus. Why, you ask? I had joined a team participating in the Venture Capital Investment Competition – VCIC for short. Our objective was to review three business plans from early stage companies and invest in exactly ONE of them. There was a lot of due diligence, market research, and many questions for the entrepreneurs. In the end, our team – Team Slap Chop – won the event.
Not only did we win for best team, but also for the team the entrepreneurs most want to work with. Now it’s on to Pittsburgh in February for the regional competition where we’ll take our human capital and imaginary fund to compete against some of the other b-schools this side of the Mississippi.
Wish us luck!