The Entrepreneurs Challenge, hosted annually by the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship, is a springboard for promising NYU startups. Part-accelerator and part venture competition, this intense program will provide your early-stage team with how-to workshops, hands-on boot camps, 1:1 coaching, and access to prototyping funds—all designed to guide you step-by-step through launching and growing your startup.
The NYU Stern New Venture Competition is the premier platform for identifying, nurturing and showcasing entrepreneurial talent at NYU. The competition challenges aspiring business owners and those excited by the new venture startup process to take their ideas from concept to market. Winners share the $100,000 Ira Leon Rennert Prize (MBA ‘56).
The Rennert Prize is awarded as a KISS agreement.
The NYU Stern Social Venture Competition recognizes and supports the growing number of students and alumni interested in using their entrepreneurial skills to create innovative approaches to tackling social problems, here and abroad. Social Venture Competition winners share a $50,000 prize to help launch their ventures.
The Social Venture Prize is awarded as a KISS agreement.
Successful applicants must be beyond the idea stage and should be able to demonstrate proof of concept and an early prototype. Ideal candidates are those likely to be well-positioned to raise external funding within 6 months after the Entrepreneurs Challenge Final Round in May.
PRIOR FUNDING AND REVENUE
Effective Fall 2021, Ventures must have received less than $500,000 from private investors or institutional funding plus have generated less than $500,000 in revenue during the past 12 months.
Certain businesses such as consultancies, real estate syndications, and nonprofits are ineligible to compete.
Teams must have at least one qualifying NYU representative who holds a significant equity share of the venture. Consult the complete Eligibility Requirements (NVC | SVC) for details on what constitutes a ‘qualifying NYU representative.’
Completed applications will be due in early November.
Check back in September for exact application deadlines and dates.