McGinnis Venture Competition-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

A Cross-Campus Venture Competition

We are excited to announce the McGinnis Venture Competition, a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University’s global 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 on their ventures.

This multi-round competition kicks off in late November, starting with two virtual rounds and culminating in a final live round celebration at Carnegie Mellon University, Connan Room, on March 6, 2014.

Competitors

Find out why you should compete and take a look at eligibility details, requirements and guidelines, and judging criteria.

Requirement and Guidelines

View the submission requirements and guidelines.

Judges

Meet the 2014 McGinnis Venture Competition judges.

Sponsors

Sponsor the competition and help our students take their entrepreneurial achievements to the next level.


THANK YOU

The McGinnis Venture Competition is made possible by a generous endowment from Gerald E. McGinnis, founder of Respironics.


McGinnis Sponsors





For more information contact Allyson Hince.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Mon, Nov 4: Executive Summary [pdf] and Video Pitch Constraints Released


Mon, Nov 11: Registration Opens


Mon, Dec 9: Registration Closes at 11:59 PM EST; Round 1 Executive Summary [pdf] and Video Pitch Due


Fri, Dec 20: Teams Notified; Round 2 Begins at 5:00 PM EST


Sun, Jan 26: Round 2 Updated Executive Summary [pdf] and Video Pitch Due


Fri, Feb 28: Mini-Business Plan [pdf] Due


Thu, March 6: Live Final Round will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Univeristy Center, Connan Room


Check out our calendar for more important dates, deadlines and events.