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Requirements and Guidelines

The McGinnis Venture Competition is a three-round business competition, the first two rounds are virtual and the final round is live. Submission requirements and guidelines can be found below.


Teams interested in competing should carefully read the eligibility rules, requirements and guidelines and judging criteria (below).

Registration is closed.

Eligibility Details

Track Details

Requirements and Guidelines: Round 1

Requirements and Guidelines: Round 2

Requirements and Guidelines: Round 3

Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Guidelines

Judging Guidelines

Coaching Guidelines

CIE Calendar

2016 Important Dates & Deadlines

Mon, February 22: Round 2 Registration Closes at 11:59 PM EST; Round 2 updated Executive Summary [pdf] and Video Pitch Due

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

Tues, March 15: Round 3 Mini-Business Plan [pdf] Due

Tues, March 22: Live Final Round will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business