Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
Energy Foundry Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) at Chicago Booth

Eligibility & Application


The deadline to apply to the 2018 VCIC is Monday, November 20, 2017, at 12 p.m. There is a $50 application fee that must be paid to the Polsky Center upon submission of the application. The fee must be paid in the form of a check made out to "The University of Chicago" with "VCIC-[TEAM NAME]" in the memo line.

To apply, teams must:

  1. Complete the VCIC Application Form (Word document).
  2. Email an electronic copy of the application to Cerise Miller.
  3. Deliver the $50 application fee to Cerise Miller in the Polsky Center, located in the Harper Center Suite 207.

Eligibility and Team Size:

All currently enrolled Booth students, including Executive MBA students, are eligible to compete. However, students who are current full-time or half-time paid employees of a venture capital firm are not eligible to compete. Students from other universities are not eligible to participate. Please direct any questions about eligibility to Cerise Miller in the Polsky Center.

For Chicago Booth's VCIC, teams must have between five and seven members. Five team members will be allowed to compete on the day of the VCIC; the sixth and seventh members will serve as advisors/alternates. For regionals and nationals, teams must have exactly five members. Teams may bring one alternate to regionals or nationals to observe. While students may compete in the Chicago Booth VCIC multiple times, students may only compete in a regional VCIC once.

If you’re looking to join a team, or to add people to your team, please check out our team-building spreadsheet.