The 3rd Annual National Undergraduate Venture Cup will take place on April 15, 2017 at the University of Virginia, hosted by the student-run Virginia Venture Fund in conjunction with the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship and Quantitative Foundation. Major cash prizes will be awarded to both first place and second place.
About the 2016 National undergraduate venture cup
Charlottesville, VA - The 2nd Annual National Undergraduate Venture Cup was held on April 9, 2016 at the University of Virginia, hosted by the student-run Virginia Venture Fund in conjunction with the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship, Square1 Bank, Quantitative Foundation, and the Jefferson Trust. First Place and the major cash prize were awarded to the John's Hopkins University team, while Second Place, Entrepreneur's Choice, and minor cash prize were awarded to the Carnegie Mellon University team. Teams were required to perform due-diligence on the startups presenting, fill out a term sheet, and negotiate a deal with the entrepreneur, all in front of a live judge panel.
About the National Undergraduate Venture Cup
The 2nd Annual National Venture Cup is a venture-capital case competition, featuring teams from eight schools around the nation. Teams from schools in attendance were (in alphabetical order): Carnegie Mellon University, College of William and Mary, John's Hopkins University, James Madison University, Wake Forest University, and University of Virginia.
Judges present for the competition were (in no particular order): Trevor Kienzle (Correlation Ventures), Alex Euler (CIT Gap Funds), J.S. Gamble (Blu Venture Partners), Rice Edmonds (Edmonds Capital), Matt Brown (Stripes Group), and Caitlin Fitzmaurice (UVIMCO).
About the Virginia Venture Fund
The Virginia Venture Fund is one of the first student run venture capital groups in the country. VVF’s mission is to educate students about early stage investing and give them hands-on experience by conducting semester-long projects with venture capital, growth equity, and angel groups, completing due diligence for partner VC firms, deal sourcing for our network of investors in the Mid-Atlantic region, and hosting venture capital due diligence competitions. VVF also aims to support the development of the entrepreneurship community at the University of Virginia through a variety of initiatives.