McGinnis Venture Competition
The McGinnis Venture Competition, a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University's community of student entrepreneurs, 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.
Register by Monday, December 2, 2019 and receive a coach for the competition!
If you register via our online platform by Monday, December 2, 2019, you will be guaranteed an assigned coach for the rest of the competition. For those who register after this date we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned a coach for the competition.
Fri, Nov 1: Registration Opens
Mon, Dec 2: Register to be guaranteed an assigned coach for the competition
Wed, Jan 22: Round 1 Submission Deadline at 11:59 PM EST
Thurs, Jan 23: Round 1 judges can view team’s applications at 5:00 pm EST
Tues, Feb 4: Round 1 judging ends at 11:59 PM EST
Wed, Feb 5: Teams Notified; Round 2 begins at 5:00 PM EST
Wed, Feb 19: Round 2 Submission Deadline at 11:59 PM EST
Thurs, Feb 20: Round 2 judges can view team’s applications at 5:00 PM EST
Tues, March 3: Round 2 judging ends at 11:59 PM EST
Wed, March 4: Teams Notified; Round 3 Begins at 5:00 PM EST
Tues, March 17: Round 3 Mini-Business Plan Due at 11:59 PM EST
Wed, March 18: Round 3 judges can view team’s applications at 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, March 24: Live Final Round will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship