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

 
Dec2

Join us for the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) live at Michigan Ross! Watch as students present their innovative startup to panels of judges, hoping to advance to the next level of the multi-round business plan competition. Student teams in three tracks will give a three-minute pitch (no slides).

Dec6

We invite you to attend our ZLI Internship program info session. This information session will provide an overview of the internship process at the Zell Lurie Institute. Gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship or venture capital by pursuing one of three engagement opportunities: