2015 Carnegie Mellon University Venture Challenge


The Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge is an annual undergraduate only business plan competition. This year's competition will feature $12,000 in prizes and is sponsored by Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association, and CMU's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

The deadline to apply is February 24th. The application process requires teams to submit an executive summary of their idea and an optional elevator pitch. Finalists will be notified by March 4th the final round will be held on Carnegie Mellon's campus on April 4th where teams will present their business plans to a panel of judges.



Competition Organizer

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association

*International Event*

*Available in all states*

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Global
Who's Eligible

Team must consistent of undergraduate students. There are no restrictions on age, major, or school.

Competition Prizes

$7,000 cash
$5,000 in kind legal services