The UCI New Venture Competition offers UCI students, staff members, and researchers the opportunity to form a team, launch a startup and potentially fund their business idea all within five months. Teams compete for more than $100,000 in prize money!
Competitors have full control over what their team creates. We connect you with potential teammates, provide you with the tools to transform your idea into a concept, and even match teams with industry mentors to help you develop your concept into a viable business.
|Competition Kickoff at the Merage School ( REGISTER )||November 8, 2017|
|Mixer & Workshop #1: From Problem to Solution: Developing a Business Idea and Transforming it into a Business Model (REGISTER)||January 10, 2018|
|Tech Surge Mixer at The Cove||January 17, 2018|
|Workshop #2: Creating Your Winning Concept Paper||February 1, 2018|
|Workshop #3: Can You Make Money? Must Have Figures for Concept Papers (REGISTER)||February 22, 2018|
|CONCEPT PAPERS DUE (11:59 pm) - SUBMIT YOUR CONCEPT PAPER||February 25, 2018|
|Concept Paper Scores Delivered to Teams||March 13-15, 2018|
|Workshop #4: Track Tips and Tricks||April 2, 2018|
|Workshop #5: How to Build a Financial Model||April 17, 2018|
|Workshop #6: How to Build a Pitch Deck||May 1, 2018|
|Workshop #7 How to Pitch and Deal with Q&A||May 8, 2018|
|Final deck due to the Beall Center||May 11, 2018|
|New Venture Competition FINAL Presentations and Awards Ceremony||May 18, 2018|