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2020 - 2021 NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge Timeline

From design research training, to insights from legal experts, to prototyping tutorials, we have eight months of workshops and clinics to help move teams forward.


Monday, October 5, 2020

NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge Applications Open

The application for the NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge officially opens on Monday, October 5. You'll have one month to submit your Round 1 materials. The required deliverables are a Concept Summary and 5-minute video. To get a head start, download the Concept Summary Guidelines and Kick-Off slide deck below.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Application Deadline

The application period officially closes on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

December 2020

Semi-finalists Announced

Accepted applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge, and will now be eligible to compete in the program.

Thursday, February 24, 2021

19th Annual Venture Showcase

NYU alumni, investors and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the 19th Annual New Venture Showcase. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet startups from across NYU who are competing in the NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge, demo products, discuss new research and give feedback.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Semi-final Round

Semi-finalists will present on their ventures as well as their Startup Plans and a 2-minute explainer video deliverables.

Friday, May 14, 2021

NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge Final Pitch-Off

Finalists will compete in the Final Pitch-Off, with grand prizes awarded to each competition track winner.