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$200K Entrepreneurs Challenge

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Scott and Kevin, co-founders of HireCanvas, present their final pitch. HireCanvas is the 2014 Winner of the NewVenture Competition.

3 Competitions, Up to $200K Awarded, 8 Grueling Months, 1 Huge Opportunity

Ideas Wanted.
Not any old ideas.  What we're interested in are disruptive ideas; ideas with the power for great impact and influence.  Ideas that challenge assumed boundaries and inspire a sense of what's possible.

The $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge provides you with the framework and motivation you'll need to think and do what no one else is doing.

Enter the competitions and discover what it really takes to launch a startup. In addition to the opportunity to receive startup cash. you'll get training assistance and individualized coaching from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and executives. Plus, you’ll learn critical startup skills such as how to:
  • build a solid business model
  • determine the right product/market fit
  • create a sound financial plan
  • pitch investors
  • assemble and lead a winning team of founders.
In the end, no matter what happens, you'll emerge better prepared to bring your entrepreneurial vision to light.

*Prior startup experience or business background is not required!  All NYU students, faculty, researchers and alumni are welcome to compete.

Entrepreneurial News

The Social Impact Business Challenge gives Stern undergraduates the chance to develop a business that creates “shared value.” The winning team receives up to $20,000 and automatic entry into the semi finals of the Social Venture Competition.

Congratulations to this year's $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge Winners!

New Venture: HireCanvas
Technology Venture: Limbr Activewear (Skinesiology)
Social Venture: Codesters

NYU Stern Press Release for $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge Finals! Read the news here.

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ComiXology, a Stern venture idea in digital comics winner of the 2007 New Venture Competition, was recently acquired by Amazon.com.  Read the announcement.