The Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge Winners Announced-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge Winners Announced

The Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge, an annual business plan competition hosted by Carnegie Mellon's Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association took place this past weekend.  This year's Venture Challenge was the most competitive in its history. Over 60 applications were received representing a diverse range of ideas, schools, and academic backgrounds. Applicants came from all over the world, extending as far as India and Rwanda.

The winners of this year's Venture Challenge took home a combined amount of $12,000 in cash and legal services to help further their entrepreneurial endeavors. Details for next year's Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge will be announced over the coming weeks. For more information regarding this year's Venture Challenge visit


First Place - $4,000 cash & $3,000 legal services

Chesscademy - Princeton University, University of Rochester, Stanford University
Chesscademy provides a personalized educational curriculum for people who want to learn how to play chess.

Second Place - $2,000 cash & $2,000 legal services

Arch Accessories - Grove City College
The ARCH Accessory offers a proprietary solution to the inherent ergonomic design flaw in all AR-style rifles and increases safety, efficiency, and user compatibility.

Tied for Third Place - $1,000 cash

Kalanchoe - Arizona State University
Kalanchoe is a personal security watch offering young women a trendy, user friendly, and highly effective way to stay safe.

Million Dollar Scholar - Morehouse College
Million Dollar Scholar aims to become the first open online course focusing on scholarship success and awareness tailored to high school and college students...Read more» 

By: Carnegie Mellon's Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association