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

2016 McGinnis Venture Competition Winners

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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.


For Competitors

Find out why teams should compete and view the eligibility details, requirements, guidelines and judging criteria.

Requirements and Guidelines

View the submission requirements and guidelines.

Register

Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 19, 2017. To be assigned a coach register by Monday, November 28, 2016.

Coaches

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.

Judges

Meet the McGinnis Venture Competition judges.

Sponsors

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

Winners

View past McGinnis Venture Competition winners.


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.

CIE Calendar

2017 Important Dates & Deadlines

Tues, Nov 1: Registration Opens. 
View competition application requirements: Executive summary [pdf] and video pitch constraints via the Swartz Center website

Mon, Nov 28: Declaration of Intent to Compete Due; If you register via Startup Compete by this date you will be guaranteed to be assigned a coach for the rest of the competition; for those who register after November 28, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned a coach for the competition

Thurs, Jan 19: Round 1 Submission Deadline at 11:59 PM EST.
Round 1 executive summary [pdf] and video pitch due

Fri, Jan 20: Round 1 judges can view team’s applications at 5:00 pm EST

Tues, Jan 31: Round 1 judging ends at 11:59 PM EST

Wed, Feb 1: Teams Notified; Round 2 begins at 5:00 PM EST

Sun, Feb 19: Round 2 Submission Deadline at 11:59 PM EST.
Round 2 updated executive summary [pdf] and video pitch due

Mon, Feb 20: Round 2 judges can view team’s applications at 5:00 PM EST

Wed, March 1: Round 2 judging ends at 11:59 PM EST

Thurs, March 2: Teams Notified; Round 3 Begins at 5:00 PM EST

Tues, March 14: Round 3 Mini-Business Plan [pdf] Due at 11:59 PM EST

Wed, March 15: Round 3 judges can view team’s applications at 5:00 PM EST

Tues, March 21: Live Final Round will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Gates Hillman Center

Wed, March 22: Judges have until 5:00 PM EST to complete Startup Compete feedback