NVC 2018 Summer Accelerator Program

The Entrepreneurship team at CMU is piloting a new summer accelerator program to be awarded during the 2018 New Venture Competition.  The award will be offered to at least one CMU NVC team* and will be in addition to the existing NVC awards.  The program will be a six-week experience starting May 14 and ending June 21. 

   NVC 2018 Summer Accelerator Pilot Program

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Currently, more than fifteen businesses are in operation after competing in the NVC.  It could be you!  Enter and connect with resources to develop your startup and earn the chance to gain startup capital. 

 The competition is led by CMU's College of Business Administration's Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship. 

2017 NVC Winners
Over $ 80​K Cash Awarded


Best Overall ($30,000) – Multi Dimensional Manufacturing


Best Social ($10,000) – Unplugged Outfitters

 Korson Family Highest Growth Potential ($10,000) – Go-Spot


Most Impact on Michigan ($10,000) – Plant Life


Best Technology ($10,000) – Scrappy Technologies

 Best Lifestyle ($5,000) – Rate Gigs

Blue Water Angels Mentoring Award - Multi Dimensional Manufacturing 


Best Pitch ($1,000) – Scrappy Technologies

1st Runner-Up Pitch ($500) – Plant Life

2nd Runner-Up Pitch ($250)  –Embrace

Audience Choice pitch ($250) – Scrappy Technologies

NVC Sponsors

The Korson Family