Requirements and Guidelines-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Requirements and Guidelines

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

Please note: competitive teams will use all feedback from previous rounds to their advantage.


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

Registration open!

Eligibility Details

Requirements and Guidelines: Round 1

Requirements and Guidelines: Round 2

Requirements and Guidelines: Round 3

Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Guidelines

Judging Criteria