The UCI New Venture Competition offers you the opportunity to form a team, launch a startup and potentially fund a business idea – all within five months. The competition is open to all UCI students, staff members and researchers as well as community members. Teams compete for more than $100,000 in prizes!
Competitors have full control and ownership 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 and Beall Bash Networking Mixer ( REGISTER )||November 14, 2018|
|Workshop 1: Ideation and Brainstorming||January 16, 2019|
|Workshop 2: From Problem to Solution||January 23, 2019|
|Workshop 3: How to Write a Winning Concept Paper||January 30, 2019|
|Workshop 4: Can You Make Money||February 20, 2019|
|CONCEPT PAPERS DUE (11:59 pm)||February 24, 2019|
|Semi-Finalist Teams Announced||March 12, 2019|
|Workshop 5: Market Viability/Talking to Customers||April 3, 2019|
|Workshop 6: Go to Market Strategy/Revenue Models||April 10, 2019|
|Workshop 7: How to Build a Winning Pitch Deck||April 17, 2019|
|Workshop 8: How to Pitch and Deal With Q&A||April 24, 2019|
|PITCH DECKS DUE (11:59 pm)||May 10, 2019|
|Competition Finals||May 23, 2019|
*All dates are subject to change