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Bronco Startup Challenge

Bronco Startup Challenge

The Bronco Startup Challenge is a business competition designed to encourage students from different backgrounds, specialties, and expertise to create a unified vision. From ideation to business plan and beyond, the competition is designed to grow the horizons of innovative students. It is about startups, young and innovative companies who aim to disrupt and change the status quos.

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Tulane

Tulane Business Model Competition

College entrepreneurs are invited to enter the 19th annual Tulane Business Model Competition for a chance to win more than $40,000 in cash and prizes for promising startup ventures.

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OUTDOOR WEBER CONTEST

Outdoor Weber Contest

Headquartered at Weber State University, the Camping World® sponsored Outdoor Weber competition is a three-day outdoor recreation idea contest located in the Ogden Utah Valley, outdoor capital of the world. If you’re a college student with an innovative outdoor idea, it could be worth $45,000 cash.

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Rice Business Plan Competition

42 student startups from across the world
$1.5 million in cash and investment prizes
Judges from angel, VC and corporate investor groups
Mentoring, networking, connecting
Do you have what it takes?

Compete to join the world's biggest student venture competition, where university entrepreneurs get real-world experience in how to pitch their startups to investors, enhance their startup strategy, connect with mentors, and learn what it takes to launch a successful business.

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ASU Innovation Open

ASU Innovation Open

The ASU Innovation Open is designed to fuel multidisciplinary teams of collegiate founders as they harness the power of entrepreneurship to tackle the world’s most challenging problems.
The competition values university-supported technologies and the scientists, artists, engineers, enterprisers and designers who develop them.
The ASUio views collegiate entrepreneurs as elite athletes who must demonstrate perseverance, hustle and teamwork to change the world.
The call for applications is now open and will close on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Learn more and apply now.
But only one student-led venture can win it all – a $100,000 grand prize. Who will rise to the challenge?

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TITAN FAST PITCH

Titan Fast Pitch

The Titan Fast Pitch was created to inspire students from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities to take their first entrepreneurial steps. We challenge each competitor to develop a sixty second pitch for their unique startup concept that they will deliver multiple times to our judges on the day of the competition.

The Titan Fast Pitch will take place at the Titan Student Union on Saturday, October 27 from 1pm to 4pm. If you are a student we hope to see you there as a competitor. If you are no longer a student we hope to see you there cheering on the competitors and to encourage the students you know to join. For more information on this competition, please visit our website and make sure to click on the link to register if you plan on competing or attending as an audience member.

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National Angels (USA)

National Angels (USA)

NCET2 created the National Angels (USA) to specifically fund university startups across the country Investments range from $150,000 to $2 million The National Angels invests in companies in the following technical areas: Pharma/Med, Chemicals & Clean Tech, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information & Communication Technology

Send your non-confidential pitch deck to submissions@ncet2.org. Submissions are primarily reviewed for funding by the National Angels. Some startups are considered for Partner Showcases. Submissions reviewed weekly.

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Lemelson-MIT

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is a national invention competition that recognizes individual graduate students and teams of undergraduate students with technology-based inventions in healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation and mobility, and consumer devices. Graduate student winners are awarded $15k and undergraduate team winners are awarded $10k. The initial application is due by September 28, 2018 and students should review our Application Info Packet for complete details about the application process and requirements. Students can also feel free to contact janellc@mit.edu with any questions or to discuss an application.

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ocean exchange

BIG Pitch Competition 2018

The eighth annual Ocean Exchange event October 7-9 , 2018 in Savannah, GA will feature eight collegiate finalists for the fourth year of the BIG Pitch Competition.

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Entrepreneur Summit

Entrepreneur Summit

"Our mission is to inspire and empower our community to prosper in business. Entrepreneurs will have access to critical resources: new products, tools, platforms, industry leader keynotes and boot camps to launch and grow their business. Attendees will walk away inspired, motivated and with tools in-hand to succeed."

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USISTEF

United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF)

As one of its flagship bilateral programs, IUSSTF administers the United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF), through which Grant-in-Aid support is provided to start-up initiatives to the extent of INR 2.5 Crore / USD 400,000.

The 9th Call for Proposals under this program has recently been announced and online submission is currently open with a deadline of 15 June 2018. While the detailed information about the program can be accessed through our websites www.usistef.org and www.iusstf.org; the following links can be used to access the e-brochure and portal for online submission
E-brochure: http://www.usistef.org/pdf/brochure-april-2018.pdf
Online submission: https://iusstf-ef.ciieindia.org

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Capitalism

CAPITALISM 2.0: FAST PITCH COMPETITION

The Innovation Incubator @ CSUDH is proud to announce our Capitalism 2.0-Fast Pitch Competition on Tuesday, April 24th from 1 to 5 pm at CSUDH. Our Incubator’s slogan is We Empower Social Entrepreneurs. As a CSU Big 5 Member your support is vital! We would like to invite any Cal Poly Pomona Student to participate in our Capitalism 2.0 event that focus’ on Social Entrepreneurship and the concept of doing good while doing well. What is the Social Impact that your business venture is the key question that each participant must address during their 3-minute Fast Pitch. As a Social Entrepreneur, facebook-los angeles (fb-la) has committed to be our major sponsor and will award the CASH PRIZES to the Top 3 winners. Because this is an education-based event, there will be no losers. A surprise Keynote Speaker will kick-off this each Division for this event! This will be our first year conducting this event at CSUDH with a College Division. This will be a 3-Minute Fast Pitch with Cash Prizes + Other prizes for TOP 3 College and TOP HS Division Winners. On Tuesday, April 24th, 5 Finalists from Each Division will Battle for the Top 3 Spots! This is an education-based event where investment deals are NOT promised, but you never know who may be in the audience. Again, there will be no losers! FREE ADMISSION event for this event with the hope that your school will also encourage your students, faculty, and staff, and Friends to attend this event and have FUN! Let’s ROCK the house at CSUDH on April 24th.

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Chapman participants

Chapman University Business Plan Competition

The Leatherby Center conducts competitions to search for the best and most feasible new ideas from Chapman University students and other college students across the nation. Here you can also find a list of other business plan competitions that you may be interested in.

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Cal State Fullerton participant

Cal State Fullerton

We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically recombine the new and the old to forge new ventures, create an entrepreneurial culture, and dramatically benefit our community.

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Incubate USC

Incubate USC

Spurred by the growth of established companies and the success of Silicon Beach start-ups, investors and venture capitalists are getting excited about partnering with the skill-sets that are being cultivated right here in Southern California. At the same time, companies are increasingly partnering with universities, in order to tap the expertise institutions like ours house, and to connect with our student and alumni networks which span the globe. With strengths in a diverse set of competencies that span everything from digital media to biotechnology, and buttressed by our location at the heart of the Pacific Rim, USC is ideally positioned to be a lead catalyst in what will increasingly become an innovation-based global economy in the years to come.

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UCI New Venture Competition

UCI New Venture Competition

The UCI New Venture Competition offers UCI students, staff members, and researchers the opportunity to form a team, launch a startup and potentially fund their business idea all within seven months. Teams compete for more than $100,000 in prize money! You have full control over what you create. We connect you with other students, provide you with the tools to transform your idea into a concept, and even match you with industry mentors to develop your concept into a solution. Teams submit a 3-page concept paper in February and those chosen as semi-finalists build a pitch deck and present their idea to the judges in May.

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UCLA Knapp Venture Competition

UCLA Knapp Venture Competition

Now in its 36th year, the Knapp Venture Competition has evolved into one of the premier academic business plan competitions in Southern California. It encourages UCLA Anderson students to showcase their talents and learn from insights of successful entrepreneurs and business executives. The Knapp Competition has given more than 1,800 UCLA Anderson students a unique venture creation experience that has been instrumental in launching numerous businesses.

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Caltech FLOW Competition

Caltech FLOW Competition

FLOW's DOE Cleantech UP business plan competition is for university students and recent graduates focused on cleantech and sustainability. In addition to cleantech and clean energy, FLOW supports a broad spectrum of sustainability-related innovations including those related to natural resource management and agricultural technologies. The competition has over $100,000 in cash prizes available.

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Techweek Los Angeles

Techweek Los Angeles

Techweek sees a causal reversal at work in the rise of technology cities. Rather than being just a feature of success, the emergence of substantial and sustainable businesses – which it terms “Hero Companies” – is an input into the creation and development of robust tech ecosystems. Hero Companies are high-growth businesses that achieve a substantial and sustainable impact and incubate talent, ideas, and most importantly, spinoffs. This theory posits that the spinoff process is the most effective method to spur dynamic hubs of growth, innovation, and wealth generation.

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Startup Pitch Night

Los Angeles Startup Pitch Night

Startup Pitch Night is the place to practice your pitch. It's fun to watch and provide audience feedback. Our guest speakers cover relevant topics. Mingle with lots of people.

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BerkelyCUP

Berkeley’s Cleantech University Prize

We invite students at universities across the U.S. to submit their innovative clean-tech ideas and have a chance to partake in an 8-week mentorship and training program (teams must be at least 50% students). Selected student teams will compete for a $50,000 grand prize, and winning teams will advance to the DOE’s Cleantech University Prize National Conference where they will compete for an additional $100,000. This year there will be an additional prize at the national level for operational energy technologies sponsored by the Department of Defens

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