College New Venture Challenge

The College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) is the undergraduate track of the New Venture Challenge, the premier business start program in the nation.  Administered by Career Advancement, the program is supported by alumni volunteers, donors and sponsors, as well as the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Create a viable plan for a for-profit or non-profit startup enterprise that incorporates technology and has a positive financial or social impact. The finalist teams share up to $30,000 in prize money. Past winning teams have been featured in the New York Times and other media outlets, and alumni mentors provide guidance and support to these students to allow them to develop their ideas into viable business plans. For more information, please visit the New Venture Challenge site.

Download the 2016 CNVC entry kit

If you are interested in supporting the competition as a judge, mentor, donor or sponsor please email your area of interest to Jerry Huang at