McGinnis Venture Competition
March 22, 2022

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.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Deadline to Enter: Jan. 19, 2022



Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge
Feb. 18-19, 2022

The Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge represents a prestigious, global academic competition with real-world opportunities and experiences designed to stimulate and reward innovative thinking and entrepreneurial persistence.

The Cardinal Challenge showcases new business concepts presented by MBA and graduate students from 12 of the world’s leading university entrepreneurship programs, including the University of Louisville.

Location: Louisville, Ky.

Deadline to Enter: Jan. 21, 2022


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Rice Business Plan Competition
April 7-9, 2022

The 2022 Rice Business Plan Competition—the world’s largest and richest student startup competition—will be hosted in Houston at the Jones Graduate School of Business. 

Location: Houston, Texas

Deadline to Enter: Jan. 31, 2022


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Stu Clark New Venture Championships Graduate edition
March 11-12, 2022

The competition is for graduate students to gain real experience while developing and growing new ventures based on the student created, managed or owned ventures. Teams will also receive expertise and feedback from our leading industry expert judges including Stu Clark himself.

Throughout this 2-day competition teams will compete in an Elevator Pitch and Business Plan Presentation for and will evaluate the feasibility, market opportunity and business model of a new venture.

Location: Virtual

Deadline to Enter: Jan. 31, 2022


Values and Ventures

Values & Ventures
Business Plan Competition
April 1-2, 2022

We invite undergraduate students from around the world to pitch ideas for conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while also solving a problem. Recycling plants that employ the homeless. Better access to autism treatment. Human-powered farm machines. Real-time organ donor communication. Winners take home thousands of dollars to help make their ideas come true.

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Deadline to Enter: Feb. 1, 2022




Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs
April 7-9

The Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is an on-ramp for undergraduate women seeking access to entrepreneurship opportunities, capital and networks.

Location: Northampton, Mass.

Deadline to Enter: Feb. 4


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New Venture Championships
April 29-30

Presented by the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business, the 31st New Venture Championship (NVC) is a business competition that inspires young entrepreneurs to develop their business dreams into a reality. Teams of graduate students from around the world join the event every year to pitch their business plans and compete for $50,000 in total cash awards.

Location: Portland, Ore.

Deadline to Enter: Feb. 7, 2022


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Collegiate Great Brands Competition
Student teams from across the country are invited to compete in the 2022 (in-person) Collegiate Great Brands Show on March 31, 2022. Bring your ideas or business for a chance to win $25,000.

Location: University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Deadline to enter: Feb. 28


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U. Pitch
by Future Founders

A national elevator pitch competition where top collegiate founders showcase business ideas to accomplished entrepreneurs and investors.

Location: Chicago

Application Open: Summer 2022

Deadline to enter: TBD