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Students as VC Investors

Online & In-person

Immersive experiences are proven to facilitate learning through their transformative methodology.

Austral Group’s signature experiential learning products deliver immediate impact for students and partner organizations. 

We understand that there’s nothing like having an authentic experience, and putting the concepts from the classroom into practice provides business students with the tools and confidence to face real-world business challenges. At the same time, getting an outside perspective from highly knowledgeable consultants is invaluable for startups.

VC For A Day is a quick-impact activity that runs from 1-3 days, where students assume the role of venture capitalists through a simulated VC process with pitches from real startups. This activity allows students to evaluate a company and a business opportunity, work in teams to analyze pitches, and provide valuable feedback to the participating companies looking for real investors. It’s an excellent way for graduate students to immerse themselves in the world of Venture Capital and expand their network with new connections across the globe.

We deliver this experience through 2 tracks and a set methodology to provide the most impactful learning outcomes and substantial value for the participating startups.

To get the most benefit for all parties from this activity, startups are preselected and grouped based on the stage in their funding journey.

track 
one

North America
Latin America
Europe

VC With a Mentor

This track includes mentoring by a professional Venture Capitalist to guide and work with the students through this exercise.

track 
two


Africa
Asia

With an Incubator or Venture Capital firm

The students provide the startups with actionable technical (product, marketing, sales) and financial advice to help their businesses take off and reach their full potential.

Immersive experiences are proven to facilitate learning through their transformative methodology.

Austral Group’s signature experiential learning products deliver immediate impact for students and partner organizations. 

We understand that there’s nothing like having an authentic experience, and putting the concepts from the classroom into practice provides business students with the tools and confidence to face real-world business challenges. At the same time, getting an outside perspective from highly knowledgeable consultants is invaluable for startups.

VC For A Day is a quick-impact activity that runs from 1-3 days, where students play the role of venture capitalists through a simulated VC process with pitches from real startups. This activity allows students to evaluate a company and a business opportunity, work in teams to analyze pitches, and provide valuable feedback to the participating companies looking for real investors. It’s an excellent way for graduate students to immerse themselves in the world of Venture Capital and expand their network with new connections across the globe.

We deliver this experience through 2 tracks and a set methodology to provide the most impactful learning outcomes and substantial value for the participating startups.

To get the most benefit for all parties from this activity, startups are preselected and grouped based on the stage in their funding journey.

track 
one

North America
Latin America
Europe

VC With a Mentor

This track will include mentoring by a professional Venture Capitalist, who can help the students formulate their questions and provide general feedback for the groups at the end.

track
two

Africa
Asia

With an Incubator or Venture Capital firm

The students provide the startups with actionable technical (product, marketing, sales) and financial advice to help their businesses take off and reach their full potential.

For more information on this and other immersive programs, please Get in touch!