The Shocker New Venture Competition, hosted by WSU's Center for Entrepreneurship, is designed to inspire campus innovation and develop entrepreneurial mindsets. Each year this event connects students from all academic disciplines to take key steps in developing world solutions.

Competition Essentials

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Don't miss out on any part of the competition - mark down all of these important dates. 

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Get to know the competition structure by learning about the different rounds. 

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Find out how much prize money you could potentially win for your business idea! 

Important Resources

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From business idea research to how to actually launch your business, this page has useful resources for throughout the competition. 

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If you plan on submitting an application, be sure and read these important competition rules! 

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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

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