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The University Growth Fund Kicks Off 6-Week Venture Capital Case Competition

by Angela King

In partnership with Ally Bank and OHUB, the University Growth Fund, the largest education-based private equity fund in the country, kicks off its 6-week virtual competition.

The virtual kick-off event will be held on Wednesday, February 17.  There will also be a second informational session, February 24.

The University Growth Fund Venture Capital Case Competition — held annually in Utah, San Diego, and Atlanta — gives students the opportunity to think and act like venture capitalists. Over six weeks, students will learn from experienced venture capitalists through educational workshops and compete in teams of 2-4 people to find, analyze, and pitch investment opportunities.

Participants will learn how to think and act like venture capitalists through four educational workshops. Everything from finding investment deals to performing due diligence to convincing the investment committee to support the investment will be covered.

In addition to the workshops, the top teams will be partnered with an experienced private investor and receive mentorship and support along the way. This unique opportunity is one of the best networking and learning experiences students can have throughout the competition.

The event will conclude with a pitch competition modeled after a venture capital fund’s investment committee meeting.  The top five teams will pitch their investment and supporting due diligence to a panel of esteemed venture capitalists. The winning team will receive $3,000. Second and third-place teams will receive $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

Are you ready to sign up? Teams will have until February 20 to sign up. Don’t have a team yet? Don’t worry!   The organizers will help connect you with others to ensure all interested individuals can participate in the competition.

Register here!  Register here for the informational session on February 24.

Featured image via University Growth Fund.

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