A talented Cranfield MBA team put in a fantastic performance at the recent Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) in Copenhagen.

Joey Powis, Sarah Hatcher, Anchal Agarwal, Preetham Gandhari and James Nyamuda, won second place in the European regional final, only narrowly missing the top spot. 

The Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top MBA students from over 70 prestigious business schools around the world. The team were tasked with assessing investment opportunities and pitching an investment strategy to the VC judges.

Before they could even step onto the plane, they went through a rigorous selection process at Cranfield. After completing a venture capital module in the first term of their MBA, the team had to prove their mettle in a tough internal competition against three other teams, judged by Colin Hudson, director of career development, Dr Andrea Moro, senior lecturer in finance, and Dr Stephanie Hussels, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship and director of Cranfield’s full-time MBA programme, to qualify to represent Cranfield in Copenhagen.

The winning team then had a short session with Pradeep Raman, MBA alumnus and a venture capitalist at Forward Partners, to give them another industry perspective.

Dr Hussels said: “The team did really well and I am extremely proud of them for flying the Cranfield flag so high and delivering another fantastic performance!”

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