Venture Capital Competitions: Venture Capital Investment Competition - University of Colorado & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Application: tba Regional Competition: February Final Competition: April
Specific-focus competitions- Open application These business plan competitions are open to start-ups that integrate a specific agenda or target a specific market in their business plans. These competitions accept multiple applications from a single university so teams with an eligible business are encouraged to apply. The Institute is unable to reimburse travel expenses to these competitions.
Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition - University of Washington Application: November Competition: February Competition for business plans that relate to alleviating poverty and improving the quality of life in the developing world.
Graduate Student Business Competition - LES Licensing Foundation Application: March 4 Competition: June 4, 2011Early-stage technology commercialization competition. 2011 competition to be held in London, England.
Cleantech Venture Challenge - University of Colorado Application: November Competition: March 2011Competition for business plans that provide solutions, services, or products addressing global sustainability.
Cleantech Open Application: various Competition: Winter 2011National competitions; applicants can apply as an "idea" or "business." There are fees required to participate.
Global Social Venture Competition - UC Berkeley Application: January Competition: April 7-9, 2011Competition for business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value.
Dell Social Innovation Competition Univeristy of Texas, Austin Application: February Competition: May 2011Competition for business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value.
Pitch for Change - Harvard Social Enterprise Application: tba Competition: February 2011Competition for business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value.
Life Sciences Business Plan Competition - Purdue University Application: tba Competition: November Competition for business plans with an intellectual property right on research stemming from life sciences.
Boomer Venture Summit - Santa Clara University Application: April Competition: June Competition for business plans that market to the baby boomer population.
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