College New Venture Challenge

College New Venture Challenge

The College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) is the undergraduate track of the New Venture Challenge, recognized as one of the top startup accelerator programs in the nation.  Run by UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the CNVC is offered as a class in the Winter quarter. Students wishing to participate in the class must apply and meet all application requirements. The program is also supported by alumni volunteers, donors and outside sponsors.

Details

Create a viable business 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 website.

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 jhuang@uchicago.edu.