Small Biz Start-Up:



2017 New Venture Competition at The Merage School of Business

The 2017 New Venture Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business is one of the nation's premier competitions offering all UC Irvine students, staff and researchers the opportunity to form a team, create a business plan and potentially fund their business idea all within six months. The New Venture Compeition Kickoff Event will be held on November 9, 2016 at the Merage School of Business. REGISTER HERE.


Between the kick-off and finals, we offer eight workshops covering a broad area of startup development skills led by leading practitioners from Orange County. The Competition also provides individual team coaches to all teams that qualify for the semi-finals.




Venture Capital Investment Competition