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A Cross-Campus Venture Competition
We are excited to announce the McGinnis Venture Competition, a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University’s community of student entrepreneurs.
The McGinnis Venture Competition brings together Carnegie Mellon's best and brightest student entrepreneurs to compete for $60k in investments. All participants receive crucial interaction with alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, an opportunity to raise capital and valuable feedback about ventures.
This multi-round competition kicks off in early January, starting with two virtual rounds and culminating in a final live round celebration at Carnegie Mellon University on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Find out why teams should compete and view the eligibility details, requirements, guidelines and judging criteria.
View the submission requirements and guidelines.
Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 19, 2017. To be assigned a coach register by Monday, November 28, 2016.
The competition will include assigned coaches for registrants by Monday, November 28, 2016. The Swartz Center staff will match the appropriate team with an appropriate coach.
If a team is not registered by Monday, November 28, 2016, the Swartz Center cannot guarantee an assigned coach.
Meet the McGinnis Venture Competition judges.
Sponsor the competition and help our students take their entrepreneurial achievements to the next level.
View past McGinnis Venture Competition winners.
The McGinnis Venture Competition is made possible by a generous endowment from Gerald E. McGinnis, founder of Respironics.