Frequently Asked Quesions
Answers to all your questions regarding the CMU VC.
When is the CMU Venture Challenge?
The CMU Venture Challenge occurs annually in the spring. The CMU VC 2023 is occurring on April 8, 2023. The First Round of submissions closes on March 15, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST.
Who can apply to the CMU Venture Challenge?
Anyone who is a current undergraduate can apply to participate in the startup pitch. Teams with the main founders as current undergraduate students can apply as long as the individuals pitching are also undergraduates. Please refer to the eligibility section on the details page for more information.
Where does the CMU Venture Challenge take place?
As of right now, the 2023 CMU VC will occur In a hybrid mode. The event will be live-streamed from the Swartz Center in Pittsburgh, PA and teams can choose to present in person or over zoom. Our team is working on getting sponsorships to host CMU VC 2023 in person, but more details to follow.
What are the prizes offered?
Please refer to the prizes section for the latest updates on prizes offered located on our details page.
What do I need to submit for the application?
Please refer to the application deliverables section for the latest updates on deliverables necessary to submit located on our details page.
How many teams will make it to the final round of the CMU Venture Challenge?
10 teams are chosen for the final round demo day.
I would like to sponsor / judge / speak at the CMU Venture Challenge. What are the next steps?
That's great to hear! Please contact us by heading over to our contact page and reaching out to one of our directors for more information. We will gladly set up a meeting to discuss how we can work together to make our event as best as possible.
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