McGinnis Venture Competition
Submission Deadline02/19/2020
Description

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.


Competition Timeline

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

Rules

Eligibility Details

The McGinnis Venture Competition is open to all current Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate and graduate students who have created, managed and owned ventures.

A CMU student should be CEO, CTO or COO. Members of the student team should also own a significant majority of the equity allocated to all parties. Non-CMU students may be members of the venture’s management team and may participate; however, current CMU students should deliver the majority of the content in all of the rounds.

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