Winners of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge holding giant prize checks

The NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge

Join one of the largest and most innovative accelerator programs and startup competitions in the world!

The NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge 
The NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge, hosted annually by the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship, is one of the largest and most innovative accelerator programs and startup competitions in the world. It is an 8-month program involving more than 750 current students and Stern alumni from 16 schools across NYU’s global campuses, all of whom compete for incredible prizes and pro bono startup services. You’ll experience how-to workshops, hands-on boot camps and one-on-one coaching sessions—all designed to guide you step-by-step through the startup process, from idea to launch. The NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge comprises two individual competitions:

New Venture Competition
The NYU Stern New Venture Competition is the premier platform for identifying, nurturing and showcasing entrepreneurial talent at NYU. The competition challenges aspiring business owners and those excited by the new venture startup process to take their ideas from concept to market. The NYU Stern New Venture Competition winners share the $100,000 Ira Rennert Prize.

Download NVC Concept Summary Guidelines here. 

Social Venture Competition
The NYU Stern Social Venture Competition recognizes and supports the growing number of students and alumni interested in using their entrepreneurial skills to create innovative approaches to tackling social problems, here and abroad. Social Venture Competition winners share a $75,000 prize to help launch their ventures.

Download SVC Concept Summary Guidelines here.

How to Apply 
The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship is looking for teams who are working on innovative ways to meet the needs and desires of a well-defined target group, as well as a demonstrated problem/solution fit. If that sounds like you, be sure to apply to the 2020-21 NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge today!

Please note that the official entry period will be from October 5 - November 10, 2020.

Kick-Off Auditorium

NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge

Supplementary Material

Watch this year's Challenge Kick-Off and Information Session video to help you navigate through the application process.

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