Competitions

Kellogg Venture Challenge
Sponsored by the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Kellogg Entrepreneur’s Organization (KEO), the Kellogg Venture Challenge gives students an opportunity to pitch their startup idea and gain valuable feedback from members of the startup and Kellogg School community. The competition offers $10,000 in prizes.

VentureCat (formerly known as Northwestern University Venture Challenge)
VentureCat is a day-long showcase and celebration of Northwestern’s most promising student-founded startups. The event culminates in a pitch competition, in which over $100,000 is distributed to student ventures. VentureCat distinguishes itself from other competitions around the globe by organizing competitors in industry-specific tracks, which leverages the rich expertise of distinct schools from across the University in both graduate and undergraduate programs, and awarding top teams with non-dilutive capital.

Venture Capital Investment Challenge (VCIC)
An international competition run by the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, which involves 78 universities.