We had over 60 students, including two student startups from UVA (CloudClub and Phoenix Aid) participate in the second annual Intra-University Virginia Venture Cup. A team consisting of analysts from VVF including Jacob Suh, Ori Shimony, David Hu, and Spenser Gilliand as well as a few other students won the competition. We plan to hold the third annual Virginia Venture Cup in fall 2016.
The Virginia Venture Fund (VVF) is excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Intra‐University
Virginia Venture Cup, a venture capital investment competition for undergraduates. Teams of students are challenged to think like venture capitalists in evaluating three early stage investment opportunities in startup companies, conduct due diligence in private Q&A sessions with each company, and negotiate a term sheet live with the entrepreneur they select to invest in. The competition is designed to replicate a compressed version of the venture capital deal process; as such, teams are evaluated based on the quality of their due diligence, investment decision, and term sheet negotiation from the perspective of an investor.