Michigan Investment Challenge

Discover your inner venture investor

Michigan Investment Challenge (MIC) is an investor competition where students play the role of venture capital firms. Student teams evaluate real startup investment options presented by motivated entrepreneurs.

The Michigan Investment Challenge is a multi-round competition open to teams of graduate students and teams of undergraduate students from our 19 nationally recognized schools and colleges at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The goal of MIC is to give students the opportunity to learn about and experience venture capital investing. The rigorous program involves workshops, engagement with Michigan Business Challenge (MBC), written deliverables, direct exposure to outside entrepreneurs seeking funding, Venture Capitalist judges, and the opportunity to compete in intercollegiate competitions (the winning teams are coached and sponsored to travel and compete at Venture Capital Investment Competition graduate regionals and undergraduate regionals).

Join the Zell Lurie Institute for an information session on Monday, October 24, at 7 p.m. at the Ross School of Business


Who is eligible to apply?

Any graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled at the Ann Arbor campus. Teams of four U-M graduate students (not just MBAs) and teams of four U-M undergraduates (not just BBAs) are welcome to apply. 

Contact Information

For questions or additional information, please contact MichiganInvestmentChallenge@umich.edu.


The application for the 2023 Michigan Investment Challenge is coming soon. 

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The Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $100,000 and gain feedback from serial entrepreneurs and investors. Current U-M Ann Arbor students from across campus are invited to apply!


Michigan Investment Competition (MIC) is a venture capital investment competition in which students play the role of venture capitalists. Student teams evaluate real ventures as investment opportunities and pitch an investment strategy to venture capital judges.