Website Accessiblity

McGinnis Masthead 2009


Carnegie Mellon competitions provide an excellent forum for students to step outside the classroom and get a taste of what is needed to make a successful presentation that convinces investors to consider their venture. The following competitions are high-caliber events that put participants in front of expert entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship strongly believes its students should pursue experiential learning opportunities; these competitions are ideal examples of such an opportunity.

McGinnis Venture Competition

The McGinnis Venture Competition, a three round competition, gives students the opportunity to develop and pitch their ideas to professional entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The competition is open to all Carnegie Mellon undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students.

Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge

The Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge is an annual internal business plan competition for undergraduate students hosted by the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association.

Venture Capital Investment Competition

The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is an annual competition where the students are the investors and real entrepreneurs pitch to them. The Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club will host the 2013 competition on February 1. This competition is open to Carnegie Mellon graduate students only.

Our competitions would not be possible without sponsors like you. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the above competitions, please contact Allyson Hince, program manager of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship.

Footer Navigation