Venture Bracketology

This weekend I traveled to Toronto with a team of MBA students from Cornell who were competing in the Venture Capital Investment Competition.

Meet Jon, Mohan, Ash, John, Eric

The VCIC is a unique competition where the student teams act as if they are real-life venture capitalists and they analyze real companies. The whole thing is run by college basketball powerhouse The University of North Carolina. As all things in Chapel Hill are influenced by basketball, so is this competition. They have adopted the bracket philosophy in that the winner of each round advances to the next round. Fortunately for the Cornell team, they had such a strong showing that they won first place in this round and will advance to the next round at NYU!

Cornell Wins!

This is the third time I have attended this event. The first time was as an MBA student. The second time SightSpeed (then called QVIX) presented as one of the entrepreneurial teams. This time I attended as a faculty observer. It's a great event, and encourage every MBA student interested in either venture capital or high-growth entrepreneurship to attend.