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Get Ready for the Shocker New Venture Competition!

Each team will have the opportunity to pitch their idea in two 25 minute sessions where they will receive valuable feedback on how they might improve their idea, strategy and presentation.


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Competition Rounds

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The first round of the competition will consist of each team submitting (along with their application) a 3-minute video pitching their business model.
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The Trade Show is noted as the most exciting round of the competition. Teams are encouraged to set up intricate displays and pitch the team's business concept to judges. The judges will be comprised of two sectors: student judges and business leaders.

The Final Round is open to viewing by all competition participants, judges, faculty, students, and the public. Each team will have 8 minutes to present and 8 minutes for Q&A from the judges panel.

Final presentations on Friday, April 30, 2021 with Presentations: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Devlin Hall, 107; Deliberation: 4 - 4:45 p.m.; Award Ceremony & Reception: 5 - 6:00 p.m., Devlin Hall. 




Students with product ideas they wish to bring into the business world are encouraged to apply by March 15th, 2021 for the opportunity to win up to $10,000 to make their aspirations a reality.

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There are a combination of student and community judges who make this competition happen. Community judges assist throughout the competition, and student judges fulfill their role during the Trade Show.

Community Judges are hand selected based on their expertise.

Student Judge Registration
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2019 SNVC Winners

Congratulations to the first place winners of the Shocker New Venture Competition, Boosted Ideas Lab! The winning team members are pictured to the right (first row, holding the check from left to right: Andrew Haden, Isaac Wilson; second row: Jason DeGarmo).  

2019 winners:

  • 1st place: Boosted Ideas Lab wins $8,500 and a $1,500 membership to GoCreate
  • 2nd place: Tech Head receives $4,000
  • 3rd place: PARROT receives $2,000
  • 4th place: DUO Health receives $1,000
  • People's Choice Award: Bionic6 receives $500
  • Healthcare Innovation Award: PARROT receives $2,500



Thank you to our 2021 sponsors

                                      Gold Sponsors:    IMA financial group Intrust Bank                                   

               Silver Sponsors: Network Kansas   Riverside Health Foundation         

            Bronze Sponsor:   Jeff and Kelley DeGraffenreid  Go create          


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