We are excited to announce the McGinnis Venture Competition as a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University’s global community of student entrepreneurs.
The McGinnis Venture Competition brings together Carnegie Mellon's best and brightest student entrepreneurs to compete for $60k in cash prizes. All participants receive priceless interaction with alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, an opportunity to raise capital and valuable feedback on their ventures.
This multi-round competition will kick off in late November, starting with two virtual rounds and culminate in a final live round celebration in Pittsburgh on March 21-22, 2013.
- Competition Organizer
David A. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
- Local US Event
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Graduate - Local U.S.
- Undergraduate - Local U.S.
- Technology - Other
- Specialized Industries
- Who's Eligible
The McGinnis Venture Competition is open to all Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate and graduate students. The competition is for CMU student created, managed, and owned ventures.
A CMU student should be CEO, CTO or COO. Members of the student team should also own 50% or more of the equity allocated to all parties. Non-CMU students may be members of the venture’s management team and may participate. However, CMU students should deliver majority to all of the Round 2 video pitch and Final Round live pitch.
- Important Dates
Mon, Nov 5: Round 1 Questions (pdf 141kb) Released
Mon, Nov 12: Registration Opens
Thurs, Nov 29: Registration Closes and Round 1 Questions Due
Mon, Dec 17: Teams Notified and Round 2 Begins
Sun, Jan 20: Round 2 Video Pitch and Questions Due
Mon, Feb 4: Teams Notified of Final Round Acceptance
Fri, March 15: Final Questions Due
March 21 and 22: Live Final Round
Check out our calendar for more important dates, deadlines and events.