VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE EQUITY COMPETITION

UBC Finance Club is proud to present to you: VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE EQUITY COMPETITION! This is the only undergraduate venture capital competition in Canada and one of the few in North America! You can apply as an Entrepreneur Team (E Team) or a Private Investment Team (PI Team), and win one of the two $2000 prizes!

How it works:
Each team is allowed to have 3 – 4 members.
 
E Teams will be given a business case problem, from which they need to create an imaginary start-up company with a viable business idea with commercialization potential within the case guidelines. The E Teams will pitch their initiatives to the PI teams outlining their business plan, provide detailed analysis on the market, how they plan to implement it, and basic projected financial.

PI teams will first solve a preliminarily case involving valuation of a company. In the final round, they will then evaluate each plausible presentation from the E team and offer financing with a certain amount of capital. In the end, there will be a round of final negotiations between both the PI teams and entrepreneur teams.
 
Important Dates:

Tuesday, MARCH 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm – Registration & case submission deadline. Cases will be disseminated to each team as they register, so click on the link to REGISTER NOW!We suggest 3 – 5 hours of preparation per person  for the Preliminary Case.
Friday, MARCH 4, 2011 (time tba) – Preliminary meeting. E teams present their ideas to PI teams to negotiate non-binding bid
Sunday, MARCH 6, 2011 9am-4pm – First Round Judging. VC judges choose which teams to move to final round and will be giving workshop and feedback afterward
Saturday, MARCH 19, 2011 from 9am-4pm – Final Round Judging. E finalists present their business initiatives to a panel of senior judges, final PI teams, and to the audience 
All rounds will be on UBC Campus, specific loctaion TBA. Winning teams must be available on those dates to move forward.

LEARNING & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY:
This is an exciting learning opportunity for all attendees and students since this isn’t something taught in class! You will participate in an emulation of how venture capital is invested, learn about presenting business plans, and connect and build relationship with high level venture capital and private equity investors!

Last year’s judges include professionals from Banyan Capital Partners, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, PenderWest. Last year’s networking lunch participants include professionals from CAI Private Equity, CIBC World Markets, BMO Capital Markets, etc.

Visit http://ubcvcpe.com/competition.html for more information!