Win up to $50,000 for your startup! The Columbia Venture Competition (CVC) is Columbia’s business plan competition with a total prize pool of $200,000 in cash grants, divided among four tracks. One of the tracks - the Undergraduate Challenge - exclusively focuses on undergraduate-led teams from across the four schools at Columbia. $50,000 of prize grants will be awarded to the top teams with the most innovative and viable business model. Winning entries must document the incorporation of customer or user feedback into the design of their business model. Early stage ventures are invited to apply - we want to hear about your ideas, no matter how far along you are in the process!
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Remember, the competition closes on FEB 20TH @ 11:59PM!!!!
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**Are you an undergrad? Apply to the UNDERGRADUATE CHALLENGE!**
One of the tracks - the Undergraduate Challenge - exclusively focuses on undergraduate-led teams from across the four schools at Columbia. $50,000 of prize grants will be awarded to the top teams with the most innovative and viable business model.
**Are you focused on business model? Apply to the #SC CHALLENGE!**
The #StartupColumbia challenge is all about customer development and demonstrating product-market fit. Cash grants will be awarded to those teams that best prepare and present compelling and empirical evidence of market acceptance for their value propositions.
**Are you an engineer? Apply to the TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE!**
Entries must include business models based on a solid foundation of applied, solution-focused, technology innovation. Submissions must focus on product development, innovative design, and “builder” technologies including data analytics, biomedical solutions, software, or hardware.