• Each team must be comprised of five members. A sixth member can be appointed as an observer per team. The observer can communicate with the team throughout the competition except for any judged sessions. Qualifications of the observer are not part of team selection criteria.
  • All team members must be current UC Berkeley Undergraduates.
  • Each team must appoint a Team Lead who will serve as the point of contact and voice for the team.
  • For teams selected to compete in the Competition must also commit to:
    • Sign the NDA and the Code of Conduct, and abide by all VCIC rules.
    • Attend the pre-competition workshops and to compete through the Regional competition in February if selected, and to the Global Finals.
    • Ensure all team members named on the application are present on the day of the competition No alternatives and no absences are allowed.

How to Apply

  • Complete the 2023 VCIC Application Document.
  • To access the startup pitch decks that you will be evaluating, see this attached file for Pitch Deck 1 and this link for Pitch Deck 2.
  • For the investment case section, you are encouraged to conduct any research necessary, but you are not permitted to contact any entrepreneurs directly.
  • Teams must have 5 students.
  • Please only submit ONE document. It is sufficient if ONE person from the team turns it in.
  • Any screenshots (e.g. An Excel model used to derive your valuations) can be attached at the bottom of the document.
  • The deadline to hand in the applications is December 9th, 11.59 PM!
  • If you are still looking for teammates, this sheet can help you find other students interested in VCIC.

Important Dates

Here are the tentative 2022-2023 Undergraduate VCIC Important Dates:

  • September 26 - Executive Committee Information Session | 8:00 PM | Haas School of Business | Room N370 Chou Hall Building
  • September 30 - UG Executive Committee Application Deadline | 11:59 PM
  • November 17 - Info Session #1 & Team Formation Mixer | 8:00 PM | Haas School of Business | Room N540 Chou Hall Building
  • November 22 - Info Session #2 & Team Formation Mixer | 7:00 PM | Location: Zoom
  • December 9 - UG VCIC Application Deadline
  • December 11 - Interviews and Application Decisions Announced
  • January - 3 Training Workshops | 3-7 PM | Location TBA | (required)
  • February 11 - UC Berkeley UG VCIC Competition | Location TBA | (required)
  • February 25 - UG Regional VCIC Competition
  • March 30 & April 1 - UG Global VCIC Competition | Chapel Hill, NC

Contact: undergradvcic@gmail.com