The Boston College Venture Competition (BCVC) is a university-wide business plan competition designed to promote and support entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level at Boston College. With mentoring from experienced alumni, students develop and implement the skills necessary for starting successful businesses. Several sessions throughout the year offer additional coaching and advice from entrepreneurs, law partners, venture capitalists, and other executives. BCVC has also recently established a selective accelerator program to provide additional resources for exceptional teams.
Business plans are submitted for judging and finalists are chosen to present their plans to a panel of judges consisting of executives and entrepreneurial experts. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams. Many BCVC participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses. Check out some of our previous winners.
Prizes for the ’12-’13 Season
1st Place: $20K
2nd Place: $10K
3rd Place: $2.5K
SEED Social Innovation Award: $2.5K
Important Upcoming Dates/Deadlines
Final Competition – April 10th 2013, Location TBA
BCVC is committed to the growth of the innovative and entrepreneurial community on campus. Aside from participating in the competition, students are also invited to take part in other activities and events throughout the year including Entrepreneur Week, the BCVC Elevator Pitch Competition, BC Startup Fair, and our continuing BCVC Speaker Series.
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