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.