Atlanta Venture Capital Case Competition

 


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Week 4 Recap:

Investment decks due Nov4th!

See below for Week 4 recording

Up Next:

Investment Decks due

Semifinalists paired with mentors

Learn.

4 Workshops Taught by Venture Capitalists

Pitch Competition Judged by Experienced Investors

Network.

Teams mentored by venture capitalists

Network with other driven Students from across Atlanta

Win.

First Place:
$4,000

2nd & 3rd Place:
$2,500 & $1,000

How the Competition Works


  • Kick-Off Event on October 6th

    The competition kicks off on October 6th at 5PM EST. We will cover how the competition works and then start training right away. Don’t have a team yet? Don’t worry! Our team will help connect you with others at the end of the meeting to ensure all interested individuals can participate in the competition. Teams will have until October 9th to sign up.

  • Workshops

    Participants will learn how to think and invest like venture capitalists through 4 educational workshops. Everything from finding investment deals to performing due diligence to convincing your investment committee to support your investment will be covered. Workshops will take place at different universities around Atlanta. Logistics for each workshop will be sent out prior to each event to everyone signed up to receive competition emails.

  • Selection Process

    We will select 5 teams based on the quality of their deal sourcing and memo submissions. These 5 teams will have the unique opportunity to prepare a presentation and pitch their investment to our esteemed panel of VC judges. While only 5 teams will participate in the pitch competition, all participants are welcome to attend the 4 educational workshops and network with students and venture capitalists along the way.

  • Mentoring

    The top 5 teams will be paired with an experienced private investor from a local fund to mentor and support them through the final due diligence and presentation process. This unique opportunity is one of the best networking and learning experiences students can have throughout the competition. We highly encourage students to work diligently throughout the early processes of the competition to qualify for this special opportunity.

  • Semifinal Pitch Competition on November 17th

    After 7 weeks of learning, networking, and mentoring, the event will conclude with a pitch competition modeled after a venture capital fund’s investment committee meeting. Teams will pitch their investment and supporting due diligence to an esteemed panel of partners and principals from investment funds around Atlanta.

  • Final Pitch Competition on December 1st

    The winning team from Atlanta will go on to compete in the final round against the winning teams from the Salt Lake City and San Diego competitions. Teams will pitch their investment and supporting due diligence to a panel of esteemed venture capitalists. The winning team will receive $4,000. Second and third place teams will receive $2,500 and $1,000, respectively.

  • Kristie's Experience

    Kristie Lam, 1st Place at the 2019 Utah Venture Capital Case Competition

    "The competition was such a fantastic learning experience that offered insights into the VC world that would otherwise be difficult to gain elsewhere. It was one of the best things I've done in all the years of my academic career."

  • Bracken's Experience

    Bracken Williams, Finalist at the 2019 Utah Venture Capital Case Competition

    “The competition taught me more than I learned in an entire semester of school. The workshops taught me what it looks like to go through the entire deal sourcing and diligence process. My favorite part was meeting with our mentors at Album VC, who brought in real-world experience and helped us craft our pitch.”

Recordings


Workshop #1

October 6th, 2022
Topics: intro to venture capital, competition overview and rules


Workshop #2

October 13th, 2022
Topics: deal sourcing


Workshop #3

October 20th, 2022
Topics: business strategy, market analysis, competition


Workshop #4

October 27th, 2022
Topics: terms, management, financials, unit economics, valuation, and returns


SPONSORS AND PARTNERS


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Competition Schedule

Kick-off Event and Venture Capital: October 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Deal Sourcing Training: October 13 from 5-7 p.m.

Due Diligence, Part I Training: October 20 from 5-7 p.m.

Due Diligence, Part II Training: October 27 from 5-7 p.m.

Regional Semifinals: November 17 from 5-7 p.m.

National Final: December 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Submission Deadlines

Team Registration Deadline:  October 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Top 3 Companies Submission Deadline: October 21

Investment Pitch Deck Deadline: November 4 at noon

Semifinalist Teams Announced: November 8

Semifinal Presentation Submission Deadline: November 16

Final Presentation Submission Deadline: November 30

Frequently Asked Questions