The Central Michigan University New Venture Competition (NVC)
is an opportunity to promote CMU as an excellent educational institution which supports the creation of new ventures, business development, and experiential learning in addition to strong academics. It creates opportunities for students who have business start-up ideas, and enriches the economic environment of Michigan and the careers of those students who compete. The NVC 2013 awarded over $65,000 in cash and in-kind prizes for start-up capital.
The New Venture Competition
is for new ventures or ventures that are in an early stage of launch. It is designed to create an opportunity for students who have business start-up ideas to get them going, through connections to resources including the potential of earning start-up capital. For the past two years we invited students from Michigan Technological University to compete with the Central Michigan University students to encourage collaboration between the universities.Involvement of CMU:
- Encourage students with the entrepreneurial passion & ideas to participate
- Provide Leadership, Support, and Mentoring
- Provide bi-monthly Workshops over an eight month time period
- Final One Day Competition showcasing the student competitors
Thank you for your interest in the CMU New Venture Competition.
2013 NVC Winners
|Best Overall Venture
||Solar Cycle Lights
|Best Social Venture
||A Hero's Home
|Highest Growth Venture
||Wayne & Vicki Korson
|Most Impact on Mi.
|Spirit of Entrepreneurship
||"Right Choice Program"
|1st Place Pitch
||Ring Around the Children
|2nd Place Pitch