New Venture Championship 2013


The New Venture Championship takes place over three days, and includes six “rounds of innovation” – Start-Up Round, Trade Show, Elevator Pitch, Semi-final, Lightning (consolation) Round, and Final Round.


Competition Organizer

University of Oregon's Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Local US Event
Eugene, OR
*Available in all states*

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Currently enrolled graduate students. At least one member of each team must be a graduate student; however, undergraduate students and non-students are allowed to participate on the management team. The competition is for new, independent ventures in the seed, start‐up, or early growth stages.

Competition Prizes

First Place and Official New Venture Champion: $25,000, plus automatic berth in the 2012 Venture Labs Investment Competition and automatic berth in 2013 New Venture Championship
Second Place: $10,000
Runner-Up Finalists: $2,000
Best Written Business Plan: $1,000
Tektronix Trade Show Award: $1,000
Tektronix Elevator Pitch Award: $1,000+
OEN Lightning Round Prizes: $10,000 distributed amongst the Lightning Round competitors.