Every year London Business School hosts and takes part in a wide range of international competitions.

We are the European hub for large international competitions such as the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) and Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), and a co-founder of European Business Plan of the Year.

Competitions we're involved with include:

London Business School Business Plan Competition

The Business Plan Competition is run and administered by students, and the finals are held during the Entrepreneurship Conference in April. For details on the rules and entry dates contact The School's winner is eligible for entry into the European Business Plan of the Year Competition.

Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

In this competition, teams of five MBA students compete as venture capitalists. Each team plays the role of a venture capital firm that must go through the entire VC investment process in the extremely condensed period of a single weekend. The teams review real business plans from entrepreneurs seeking funding and create term sheets to be judged by a panel of VC judges.

VCIC at London Business School is supported by Brown Rudnick.

For more information on dates, how to enter, judge or pitch please first refer to the PDF document below. If you have further questions please visit the VCIC website or email Jeff Skinner at

Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC)

This innovative competition aims to foster a new generation of business leaders that values the social as well as the profit potential of business. It achieves this by catalysing and promoting social ventures - for-profit and not-for-profit - that create and measure both social and financial returns. 

For more information on the competition held at London Business School please see the PDF or contact Jeff Skinner on  In addition you can visit the GSVC website.

The Global Security Challenge (GSC)

The Global Security Challenge is the first annual business plan competition aimed at finding and selecting the most promising security technology start-ups in the world.

For more details, go to the GSC website

London Entrepreneurs Challenge

The aim of the challenge is to enhance the entrepreneurial environment at UCL and London Business School through education, network development and promotional activity. The challenge consists of a two-part business plan competition, supported by a programme of workshops targeted at faculty and students, particularly those from either technology or business backgrounds, with an emphasis on bringing those skill sets together. 

For entry forms and schedules, visit the London Entrepreneurs Challange website

European Business Plan of the Year Competition (EBPYC)

This was created to encourage the teaching of entrepreneurship and the creation of new ventures. An independent foundation, jointly governed by all its participating schools, the EBPYC is the longest continuous running competition in Europe. 

For more details, contact Jeff Skinner at  

Clean Tech Challenge

The Clean Tech Challenge (CTC) is a new student competition jointly hosted by London Business School and University College London launched in 2009.

For more information, go to the Clean Tech Challenge website.

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    What our students say...

    …about the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

    "VCIC is an excellent competition and tremendous learning experience. Apart from the intellectual challenge of cramming weeks of analysis and due diligence into three days, it's terrific fun. I urge everyone who is interested in VC/PE to take part."   - Jonathan Hall (MBA 2002)

    …about the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC)

    "Being privileged enough to attend GSVC finals and represent the School was an honour. It was great to meet and network with social entrepreneurs from around the world as well as the distinguished judges and panellists."
    - Richard Kennedy (IEP 2007)