New Venture Challenge
Challenge yourself to transform your big idea into a successful business with the New Venture Challenge. Through a series of workshops, skill-building exercises, and networking events, you will engage your entrepreneurial mindset while learning start-up skills, building key relationships, pitching your ideas, competing for funding, and launching your business.
Why should you participate in CMU's New Venture Challenge?
Ready, set, pitch!
2023 New Venture ChallengeOur biggest competition of the year will take place on Friday, April 21. Participate with a 7-minute presentation or a 2-minute pitch to also display your venture in our Gallery and attend the Gala & Awards.
New Venture Challenge updates:
Bootcamp 1: meet the mentors & financial validation
Thursday | October 13 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Grawn 166
Join fellow New Venture Challenge participants, mentors, and IBIE staff and faculty for a fun night of networking and ideation.
Friday | October 14 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Grawn 150G
Topic: Financial Validation with Professor David Nows
Do you have a venture idea yet? Do you need assistance with ideas? Is your idea sustainable? Can you generate revenue? Join us for an active learning session on the basic elements of finances and business planning. All students are welcome to attend.