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Judges

Thank you to our McGinnis Venture Competition judges!

During this exclusive multi-round competition for Carnegie Mellon University’s global community of student entrepreneurs, each judge reviews the competitors' executive summaries and five-minute video pitches to decide who will move on to the live round in Pittsburgh. The McGinnis Venture Competition judges include distinguished entrepreneurs, investors and Carnegie Mellon University alumni.


2017 Judges

Check back for more information regarding the 2017 judgesfor the McGinnis Venture Competition.

 

2016 Round 1 Judges

2016 Round 2 Judges

2016 Final Live Round Judges

2015 Round 1 Judges

2015 Round 2 Judges

2015 Final Live Round Judges

2014 Round 1 Judges

2014 Round 2 Judges

2014 Final Live Round Judges

Judging Guidelines

View the 2017 guidelines

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