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Friday, January 20, 2012

Horwood Marcus & Berk was proud to partner with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as the exclusive Travel Sponsor for the 2012 Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), held at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago Hyde Park campus on Friday, January 20, 2012. This annual competition gives students experience thinking and acting as venture capitalists and allows the school to identify top students to represent Chicago Booth at the regional and national intercollegiate VCIC competitions. Students interact with real-life entrepreneurs while being evaluated by actual investors.

As the exclusive Travel Sponsor, HMB provided funds for the winning students to travel to the regional VCIC competition held at the University of Colorado in February 2012. Between 2005 and 2011, Chicago Booth teams won the regional competition five times and credited Chicago Booth's VCIC with being an essential tool for their success.

In addition to the Travel Sponsorship, HMB attorney Brian Axelrad served on the VCIC Distinguished Judges Panel and contributed to the selection of the competition winners. Beyond the day of the competition, Horwood Marcus & Berk hosted the winning team for a special legal workshop at the HMB offices, offering advice on negotiating term sheets.

For more details about the competition, event schedule, and its collaborators, visit:

http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/evc/vcic/

For general information about the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, visit:

http://www.chicagobooth.edu/entrepreneurship/index.aspx

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