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MBA students focus on teambuilding for Venture Capital Investment competition

Friday, 02 March 2012

RSM’s Full-time MBA13 students Elsa Tavares Da Rocha and Regnar Paaske, and MFM12 students Juan Parra Osorio, Klemen Razborsek and Arvind Kodikal have been selected to compete as a team in the Venture Capital Investment Competition..

RSM’s Full-time MBA13 students Elsa Tavares Da Rocha and Regnar Paaske, and MFM12 students Juan Parra Osorio, Klemen Razborsek and Arvind Kodikal have been selected to compete as a team in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) on Thursday, 8 March in Oxford, England.  

The students will be the “investors” considering ideas pitched to them by real entrepreneurs, using their knowledge from their working field of venture capital and MFM studies of finance.

Early in their preparations the team became aware their academic background would be matched by other competitors in Oxford, so sought a unique strength that could set them apart from other participants. After a brainstorming session, they decided to focus on the principle of teamwork and becoming a closely-aligned team with confidence and credibility. Practice makes perfect – so the team started practising working in a team step by step. They recently prepared an Indian dish together from scratch, to enhance their teambuilding skills. 

The team feels very privileged to be able to take part in this competition; it gives them an opportunity to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge that they can use in their work from an experience that cannot be learned in class. In addition, they have a keen interest in the topic. ‘’It is a business for the future,’’ says Regnar. Working in venture capital is a chance to work in a scene that is extremely developed, it always keeps you a step ahead, according to Elsa. 

Their aim during the competition discussions is to be a credible partner and connect with the entrepreneur. The finalists will be announced on 10 March, the finals will be in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. RSM wishes the team success on 8 March! 

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