VCIC Canada 2020

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020


Over 100 MBA and Undergraduate Programs, 20 Regional Events in 7 Countries

Sobey School of Business is proud to play host to teams from across Canada for the Venture Capital Investment Competition Canadian Edition for 2020. On March 6, student teams will come together to consider pitches from great local start ups. Teams will be tasked with choosing whether to invest, analyse why and propose terms, as venture capital professionals do. They will be judged on the quality of their decisions and analysis by VC professionals.


Acadia  |  Mount Allison  | UBC  |  UNB   |  NSCC Ivany   |  Waterloo

MBA Teams:

Alberta  |  Dalhousie  | Toronto Rotman  |  UNB Management  | Queen's Smith   |  Waterloo




8:00 a.m.    Team check-in, facility tour, coffee and muffins

8:30 a.m.    Judge and startup check-in

8:50 a.m.    Orientation for everyone

9:00 a.m.    Startup pitches

10:00 a.m.  Due diligence sessions (14-minute team/startup Q&A + 3-minute judge/team Q&A)

   Noon        Lunch and team work session

1:00 p.m.    Written deliverables due by email

1:30 p.m.    Partner meetings (10 minutes each) **

3:00 p.m.    Judges vote for top two teams (see results at

3:15 p.m.    Negotiations (top two teams only, 10 minutes each)

3:45 p.m.    Awards ceremony + networking with judges at the Gorsebrook Pub **

5:00 p.m.    Networking event at Gorsebrook Pub  **

** These events are open to the public for viewing. The Partner Meetings at 1:30, in particular: Dr. Farrell points out "you will be glad you aren't in the hot seat!"

Note: Should the Saint Mary's hockey team win, VCIC celebrations from 3:45 forward will move to the McNally Auditorium. An announcement will be made!


  • Liftoff Capital
  • Grant Thornton
  • Halifax Innovation District
  • Innovacorp
  • NextLeaf
  • Scotiabank

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