Center for Entrepreneurship Competitions:

Start Dreaming, Start Building

Challenging students to exercise the skills they need to take their ideas to the marketplace and beyond.

Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey with Center for Entrepreneurship Competitions. This series is the ultimate playground for students eager to explore entrepreneurship, unearth groundbreaking business concepts, and bring them to life. As you compete in an array of exciting challenges, you'll gain the skills and confidence needed to conquer the business world.


Shocker New Venture Competition

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Open to students and recent alumni. Seasoned business owners, successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and faculty members serve as judges throughout the competition process and our sponsors keep this event going!

3 Round Competition

  • Business Model Video Round: 3-minute video overview of your new venture
  • Trade Show: Competitors set up intricate displays and pitch the team's business concept to judges
  • Finals: 5-minute presentation with digital visual aid to a live audience.

Check out the competition today! It's never to early to prepare your competitive edge!

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Idea Set Go

An idea competition putting creativity & applied problem solving to the test.

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In this competitive multi-player game hosted on Venture Valley, you can reimagine what it means to start a business.

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Sponsors empowers students in the Center for Entrepreneurship Competitions to shape their entrepreneurial journeys. By supporting this initiative, sponsors fuel innovation, creativity, and the development of skills essential for a dynamic business world. They join us in backing the next generation of entrepreneurs, nurturing a future rich in groundbreaking ideas and thriving startups.

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