MBA Team Wins VCIC Western Regionals

Press Release

Leeds School of Business

March 11, 2011

The Leeds School of Business MBA team won first place in the western regionals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) on March 4 in Los Angeles. This is the third consecutive year that a team from the University of Colorado Boulder ranked first in the western regionals of the VCIC, the premiere MBA competition for venture capital and entrepreneurship now in its 14th year.

The team of MBA students --- Brad Bickerton, Josh Bueller, Bryce Cracco, Nick Fredman, and Dain Zaitz --- now goes on to compete with Chicago, Dartmouth, Emory, IESE (Spain), ISB (India), London Business School (UK), Maryland, Washington, and Wharton at the international finals at UNC Chapel Hill April 14 – 16. This is an honor for both the Leeds School and the MBA team, says Cracco.

Leeds VCIC Team

“Competing, and especially winning, helps keep our school and the Boulder entrepreneurial community on the radar with VCs and entrepreneurs in other places,” he says on behalf of the MBA team. “Secondly, because we compete with other prestigious universities, winning this competition speaks well for the quality of the education that we students receive through both formal coursework and through engagement with the Boulder community.”

The Leeds School’s Deming Center for Entrepreneurship has hosted the mountain regional of VCIC at the CU-Boulder campus since 2000.

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