McGinnis Venture Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

David A. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible
Teams from graduate schools around the world
Important Dates

Intent-to-Compete must be submitted by February 11, 2011. 30 teams will be invited to submit business plans due by March 1, 2011. The final event takes place March 10-12, 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University.

Competition Prizes

In each track, the winning team’s startup company will receive a first prize of $20,000 as an investment in the firm. The winner of each track will receive $20,000 worth of in-kind prizes for intellectual property and other legal services. Also, the Donald H. Jones faculty will provide advisory services for first-place winners. Two of the three track winners will also receive an automatic invitation to participate in the University of Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (formerly Moot Corp®).

Other Info

The competition features three tracks: Technology, Life Science, and CleanTech. Winners are declared in each category. This competition revolves around new technologies including emerging industries such as information technology, biotechnology, robotics, nanotechnology, and telecommunications.