Launch DePaul New Venture Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

DePaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Registered teams must consist of 2 or more participants, at least one of whom must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at any college of DePaul University OR a 2010 alumnus.
Important Dates

Round 1 submissions, which include an application and answers to a list of questions are due on February 3, 2011. Round 2 submissions, which include a video pitch and a venture plan, are due on March 30, 2011. Finalist presentations will take place on May 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

Competition Prizes

Teams compete for a prize pool of $10,000 in cash and a package of professional services.  The prize pool will be distributed among finalist teams at the discretion of the judges.

Other Info

Launch DePaul will be judged on the viability of the management team to execute the proposed venture and team members should consider its sustainability and profitability. If the proposed venture is positioned as a non-for-profit or social venture, its ability to address a community or widespread need should be considered.