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).

Eligibility

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. 

Interested in participating in MIC but need to find teammates? Please add your name and information to this MIC team finder spreadsheet.

Contact Information

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

Apply

The deadline for Michigan Investment Challenge intent to compete is Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 8:00 a.m. Teams of four U-M graduate students or teams of four U-M undergraduate students must provide a team resume (highlighting strengths – max 1 page), individual resumes, and an essay (max 500 words) explaining why the team is entering and should be selected. Please email as a single PDF to MichiganInvestmentChallenge@umich.edu.

Upcoming Events

Current Events

 
Feb3

We invite you to attend our second annual ZLI Startup & VC Career fair, in cooperation with the Ross Career Development Office and Ross Tech Club. Meet with startups and vc firms to pursue opportunities in entrepreneurship or venture capital. Companies are seeking both interns and full-time employees.

Feb6

Join Michigan Open UX, a student organization that focuses on teaching and doing user experience work, for an introduction to the capabilities of Figma for designing digital products. Figma is a drag-and-drop tool user experience professionals the world over use to prototype any software you can think of.