2018 Regnier Venture Creation Challenge
Submission Deadline04/21/2018

2018 Regnier Venture Creation Challenge

May 3-4, 2018

The Regnier Venture Creation Challenge is a business plan and pitch competition promoting entrepreneurship. Applications are open to university students in Missouri and Kansas and current Entrepreneurship Scholars.

New this year is the Blue KC Healthcare Innovation Prize! The inaugural Blue KC Healthcare Innovation Prize will award first and second place prizes to an individual or team who submits a healthcare-related venture that inspires change in the space and meets the needs of the people that matter most: patients.

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
    • 4:30pm–7:00pm: Venture Expo setup
    • 5:30pm–7:00pm: Kickoff BBQ dinner with keynote speaker
  • Friday, May 4., 2018
    • 8:30am: Competition Kickoff
    • 8:50am–10:00am: Pitch Competition
    • 10:00am–11:30am: Venture Expo
    • 11:30am–12:15pm: Lunch
      • Announcement of RVCC Semifinalists
      • Announcement of Blue KC Healthcare Innovation Prize Finalists
    • 12:30pm–2:00pm
      • RVCC Semifinalist Presentations
      • Blue KC Healthcare Innovation Prize Finalist Presentations
    • 2:30pm: Announcement of RVCC Finalists
    • 2:45pm–4:45pm: RVCC Finalist Presentations
    • 5:15pm–6:00pm: Awards Ceremony


  • Individuals or at least one member of the team must be a university student enrolled at university in Kansas or Missouri
  • Venture must new, independent, in the seed, startup, or early growth stages
  • Teams may be no larger than six members
  • To be eligible for the Blue KC Healthcare Innovation Prize, ventures must improve the patient/member experience through care delivery innovation, digital health capabilities, tools/devices/apps, or other advancements​

Dates and Deadlines

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 – Submission Deadline
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Accepted/Denied Notifications Sent via Email
  • Friday, April 27, 2018 – Deadline for ventures to accept invitation to compete
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Evening kickoff event featuring a keynote speaker, BBQ dinner, venture expo setup, and mentoring available
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 – Pitch & Venture Expo, semifinals, finals, and awards ceremony

Business Plan Resources, Submission Information,and Evaluation Criteria

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