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Next Venture Capital Investment Challenge
Jan.28, 2019 @ STATION F

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Venture Capital Investment Challenges. Life-size simulation of a fundraising round.

Startups, VCs, Aspiring VCs.
2 editions, 1 to come.

Hubs & Communities, by and for Schools, Universities, Incubators & Accelerators.

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28 January, 2019 @ Station F (Paris, France)

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An innovative & immersive event format

Full-scale simulation of a startup fundraising round



Next Venture Capital Investment Challenge
Jan.28, 2019 @ STATION F



About the two previous Venture Capital Investment Challenges

8’000+
minutes of simulated due diligence meetings

330
due diligence workshops

360
minutes of Challenger’s Demo Day

33 startups
on 100+ applications

53 challengers
on 170+ applications

20 VC firms
(Alven Capital, AngelSquare, Astorya.vc, CapHorn, daphni, EarlyBird VC, eCap Partner, Elaïa, GFC, Indiana Capital, investiere, ISAI, Kima ventures, Kreaxi, Otium, Partech, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, Seedstars, UnternehmerTUM VC, Ventech)

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT US.

“It is very rare to meet students who want to join the small and weird VC world, so it is nice to be able to give them feedback [..] It also raises us questions what we do or we should do better. It is a super good event and I hope there will be many editions.” Willy, VC @ daphni, member of the Jury.

“We never had an event that was that closely related to VCs, a workshop between VCs, startups and students. […] It comes at the right moment as we are fund raising right now, so having the whole due diligence and VC-type question process before, falls a the right time. […] Everyone has been very into the event and pumped up about it. […] The feeling is very much positive.” Alexei, CEO & Cofounder @ TasteHit.

“Thank you all the team for this great event. Worked hard and played hard. Well done! […] It was absolutely amazing because we had so many different companies and we have the chance to interact with all of them […] and learn about the role of a VC, understand what they do, how they make a valuation, have a real-life test.” Dominique , Challenger member of the winning team.

“The ecosystem needs to understand how to introduce things to VCs, and why we take this or this decision […] It is a good opportunity for us to explain to everyone what our methods are, what we expect as information.” Raffi, VC @ Alven, member of the Jury.

A unique event concept. […] Three years ago, I was in the same shoes as the Challengers, looking for a VC role. I really wanted to help them and show how it is to work as a VC.” Moritz, VC @ UnternehmerTUM VC, member of the Jury.

Very good overall ambiance. Numerous meetings between all events members: not another impersonal startup event. Very original experience and topic.” Quentin, CEO & Cofounder eCap Partner, member of the Jury.

“It is a very interesting event as the format is not formal and very different from any other event.” Stéphane, Challenger.

“You test your skills very well, you get insights from real VCs.”Tom, Challenger.

A LIFE-SIZE SIMULATION OF A FUNDRAISING ROUND

a typical investment challenge format

"Ask Me Anything"
Intro

Due Diligence
Workshops

Challengers
Demo Day

"VCs WRAPUP"
OUTRO

"General Rules" we like to remind so that all Participants (Startups, VCs, Challengers) are aligned



Next Venture Capital Investment Challenge
Jan.28, 2019 @ STATION F

“A great event to train and to learn how to talk with a Venture Capitalist and understand what type of questions they are asking, and to understand exactly what they want to understand about my company. […] I am here mostly to train to become a better candidate for VCs.”  Edouard, CEO & Co-Founder Navily.

“A great format [..]. We are more in a training, usually it’s like more formal, here you can discuss with them and share something more.”  Marc, CEO & Co-Founder @ SwissPay.

“You can be in the mind of VCs for two days, discover how to set up an investment agreement in the big lines. […] There is a lot of discussion and sharing of ideas going on here. Very great initiative with a lot of actors of the ecosystem.”  Lucas, Challenger.

“I met a lot of upcoming VCs, […] it is interesting to see how they approach your project, they have different questions than the regular VCs, […] they tackle different topics and we have very interesting conversation.”  Edouard, CEO & Co-Founder Navily.

“UPComingVC is a well organized event. As a fund, we get to know quickly the startups in very concise event format. […] Free spaces help you network with other investors and meet potential analysts.”  Moritz, VC @ UnternehmerTUM VC, member of the Jury.

Great opportunity to put a foot on this startup ecosystem, to challenge my skills, and of course extend my network.”  Xevi, Challenger.

“It is a really great event, […] it gives you the opportunity to really get to know the companies much more in details than other events, because you spend so much time with them. […] You get to know the people better than usual.”  Ravi, VC @ Early Bird, member of the Jury.

Super team, great overall mood, startups played the game until the end, great challengers. The event brought value on all sides = priceless.”  Jonathan, VC @ Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, member of the Jury.

“I always try to develop some startups [..] but I join to learn how it is from the other side. I want to feel what it is to be a VC. That’s what I’m doing at UPComingVC, quite intensively.”  Remy, Challenger.

Next Venture Capital Investment Challenge
Jan.28, 2019 @ STATION F

2 PAST CHALLENGES. AND 1 TO COME.

UPComingVC #1

Apr. 27-28, 2017







UPComingVC #2

Nov. 16-17, 2017







UPComingVC #3

HUBS AND COMMUNITIES

by and for Schools, Universities, Incubators & Accelerators.

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ORGANIZE A CHALLENGE

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You are connected to a thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurs and {aspiring} investors. Engage local communities and grow an actionable and exclusive network by scouting participants for our Venture Capital Challenges.

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WATCH THE AFTERMOVIE

2nd Edition: Meet the VC Jury

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Blockchain Keynote

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