IESE MBAs Score in Venture Funding Competition< Back
IESE Business School recently made the best showing of any European school ever at the Venture Capital Investment Competition held April 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Members of the team were IESE MBA students Christian Stueer, Andrew Kieve, Matthias Ley, Vito Di Leo and Michael Polt.
The University of Colorado took first place and IESE came in second worldwide in the 15th annual edition of the event, which included the participation of more than 1,200 MBA students. Third and fourth-place winners were Georgetown and Oxford, respectively. Final judging was close with Colorado and IESE tying twice before Colorado was finally named the winner in a third round of voting.
The VCIC offered students the chance to network with peers from other top schools, broaden their investment knowledge and help expand IESE's visibility in the United States.
The competition was first launched in the 1990s at the peak of the technology bubble to give MBAs an opportunity to learn about venture funding. Now in its 14th year, the event has evolved into a marketplace for entrepreneurs seeking investors and a training ground for future venture capitalists. The program culminates every April in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with the final rounds of competition. The winning teams take home $10,000 in prize money.