Cornell Venture Challenge

The Annual Pitch Competition hosted by the BR Venture Fund

The Challenge

The Cornell Venture Challenge (CVC) is BR Venture Fund’s Annual Pitch Competition. Five finalists will pitch exciting business ideas to an investor panel during Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration. Winners of the competition will earn up to a $50,000* cash prize from BRV to push their idea forward. The competition will take place in the Amphitheater of the Statler Hotel at Cornell University.

Apply Now for CVC 2016

Submit a 90-second video pitch and an investor deck

Full Name (required)

Email Address (required)

Telephone No. (required)

Company Name

Website


Pitch Deck (one required)

Upload a file

or link to a file


Pitch Video (required)

Link to a 90 second video of your pitch

Where?

Statler Hotel Amphitheater
130 Statler Dr, Ithaca, NY

 

Key Statistics

Prize Money – $30,000*+
Applications Received – 100+
Number of Years Running – 6

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Eligibility Requirements

Cornell affiliation
or New York State based company

 

When?

Thursday, April 14th 2016
9:00 am – 3:00pm

 

Timeline

Application Due: Feb 29th 2016
Finalists Announced: Mar 14th 2016
Competition Date: Apr 14th 2016

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Questions?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions

 

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The Prizes

$25,000*

1st Place Prize

$5,000*

2nd Place Prize

$1,000*

3rd Place Prize

*The Cornell Center for Technology Licensing will match the prize money for companies using technologies licensed from Cornell University.

The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University’s technology transfer office. They manage technology for Cornell’s Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medical Colleges, Cornell Tech and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. CTL’s mission is to bring the University’s scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and medical advances to the marketplace for societal benefit and to foster economic development within New York State and across the nation.