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Santa Clara University Team Takes Third in 2009 VCIC Silicon Valley Regionals


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Congratulations to Santa Clara University Team WAMBA-1 Ventures for placing third in the Silicon Valley leg of the 2009 Venture Capital Case Competition being named Entrepreneurs' Choice. 

Santa Clara University was proud to host the Silicon Valley leg of the 2009 Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).  This marks the third consecutive year of the competition held here on the SCU campus. The results are as follows:

  • First Place: University of Washington
  • Second Place:  Brigham Young University
  • Entrepreneur's Choice: Santa Clara University

Congratulations to the Santa Clara University team WAMBA-1 Ventures:  Anirban Chatterjee, Bill Au, Gautam Gothoskar, Sanjay Narang and San-Phay Chau. 


Eight regional events were held across the United States and in the UK.  The first place team from each regional event goes on to the finals to be held at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flager Business School. 

"The event was very well organized and the SCU team performance certainly indicated all of the preparation that was involved.  The Dean and I are very proud of all of you and recognize the efforts of all involved.  Please pass my congratulations on to all and thank you for the leadership that you have demonstrated."
                        -Elizabeth Ford
                         Assistant Dean, Leavey School of Business



"A very dedicated team, investing a great deal of time and effort.  We are very proud of you and your accomplishment."
                       -Tim Johnson
                        Sandhill Finance, Mentor-Santa Clara Team





Congratulations also to the Entrepreneur's Connection Executive Team of Gowri Narayan, Meher Shah, Venkat Jonnalagadda, Vimal Suba and Yogendra Srungaram and EC President Swetha Sirupa for coordinating this competition. 


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