Submission Deadline02/15/2020


Most other universities host a single day or weekend business plan competition for their students interested in entrepreneurship. The SNVC is different. It is not just a competition. Instead, it is a multifaceted and interactive business launch program that features three distinct phases:

  • Phase I: Idea generation, validation, team formation, and selection. Concludes with application process and team selection. 
  • Phase II:  A for-credit class at Chicago Booth for students. Includes startup pitches and business plan development.
  • Phase III: The Finals Competition

Application Deadline // Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. CT
Your team will need to create an account to submit the application. The application requires submission of the following: 

  • SNVC company/team name
  • Team members
  • Business description
  • Problem this business is addressing
  • How your organization will impact your target population
  • Initial target customer segment
  • Competing or substitutable products
  • Potential market size
  • Why this is the right team to launch the business
  • Current status of product and/or business
  • Feasibility summary (8 page maximum) + resumes for each team member (sample feasibility summaries here)
  • Each team member must digitally sign the application

If you have any questions about the application process, please send them to ali.galloway@chicagobooth.edu.

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