Connecting students and community with ideas to industry and resources for 16 years

This three-round business competition is 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! 

Jon Peterson and Jacob O'Connnor, the team members of Play Card, holding the giant $10,000 in front of the "Stop, Collaborate, Innovate" mural.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 competition!

First Place: $10,000
Player Card - A business in the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) industry that connects college athletes with local companies for deals. We remove friction from the NIL deal process.

Second Place: $4,000
Female Engineering Matters - Triple B Support, is a medical device that targets the back, belly, and breast that will alleviate pain and discomfort to help pregnant people continue on with their daily tasks.

Third Place: $2,000
Optimum Wellness -
An Improved Psychiatric Restraint System For Stretcher Cot Use.

Fourth Place: $1,000
Vision Vest -
A tool that replaces sight with touch, allowing blind people to avoid objects, navigate hallways and identify what they are facing.

People's Choice:   $500
Vision Vest

It was an honor to be apart of the journey the teams of entrepreneurs took throughout the competition. We hope to be able to continue assisting them as they build their businesses!


Learn more about this year's competitors!

Shocker New Venture Competition 2023

snvc trade show



Competiton Rounds. Video Application Due 3/30, Tradeshow 4/21, and Final Pitches 4/28





Erin Cummings Authour & Entrepreneur            IMA financial group    

Intrust Bank       Moral Holdings Inc



Net Work Kansas Logo       UBS Logo



Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law logo

Euridite Adaptations holding the giant 1st place check for $10,000

Congratulations to the teams who placed in the 2022 Finals! 

First Place:   $10,000
Erudite Adaptations-- Their new venture is an adjustable cranial band that is used to treat infant cranial deformities. Their device will be sold to treatment centers all across America.

Second Place:   $4,000
Artificial Motion-- Novel system for a prosthetic socket that actively compensates for heat buildup and volume fluctuation within the residual limb.

Third Place:   $2,000
Agri-Tour 360-- Building the bridge between consumers and producers.

Fourth Place:   $1,000
-- 3D Printed Casts with healing Technology

People's Choice:   $500
Artificial Motion


Shocker New Venture Competition

Inspiring students to put entrepreneurial principles into practice.

Here to assist in your entrepreneurial journey.

If you cannot find a date and time provided when scheduling a Pitch Practice or Startup Consultation, reach out directly to Nancy Kersenbrock, and we will find a time that works for you.