NYU New Venture Competition 2011



Competition Organizer

New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Who's Eligible

Stern School of Business students (full-time, part-time, executive MBA and undergraduate), Stern alumni and NYU graduate students. 

Teams are eligible to enter the New Venture Social Venture Competition if they are pursuing the double bottom line of social impact and financial profitability or sustainability. 
Important Dates

Initial Venture Concept Summaries are due on October 20, 2010. Final business plans are due on April 6, 2011. Finalists are selected on April 15, 2011, after competing in the first round of Pitch presentations. The final Pitch-Off event and awards ceremony will take place on April 29, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Winners of the NYU New Venture Competition receive the $75,000 Rennert Prize.

Winners of the Social Venture Competition receive the $100,000 Satter Family Prize.

Other Info

The New Venture Competition and the Social Venture Competition are run concurrently. During this year-long program, participants benefit from team-building initiatives, educational workshops, and formal and in-formal mentoring and coaching on their business plans.