Ventures that competed in a prior year and advanced to Round 3 and beyond are not eligible to re-enter.
Ventures must have received $250,000 or less in outside or institutional funding.
Ventures must have have received $250,000 or less in revenue in the past 12 months.
Certain businesses such as consultancies, real estate syndications, and nonprofits with no earned income revenue stream, are prohibited.
For the Technology Venture Competition, the technology at the core of the business must be in the proof-of-concept stage or later.
Teams must have at least one qualifying NYU representative who holds a significant equity share of the venture and intends to play a material role in the development of the venture both during the Challenge and afterwards. For a definition of who qualifies as as NYU affiliate, please refer to the unique track eligibility statements available above.