Cozad New Venture Challenge – Application Window (Deadline Feb. 3)

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Date(s) - January 1, 2020 - February 3, 2020
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Cozad New Venture Challenge

Have a startup idea? Want to launch a company? Take the Cozad New Venture Challenge (CNVC) to accelerate your idea with funding, mentoring and more.
Application deadlines begin in February 2020.

Cozad Rule Highlights:
The Cozad New Venture Challenge is open to all currently enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), regardless of department or major. Teams must be comprised of at least 50% students of any educational institution, at least 2/3 of whom must be students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (at least 33% of the founding team must consist of students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Non-students may be members of the management team and participate in planning the venture, but only students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may present the venture and answer questions from the judges in all rounds and must be present in-person.

All teams who register, as well as submit all mandatory deliverables and meet all attendance requirements, have the opportunity to compete in the finals event in the spring. Judging rounds leading up to the Finals day do not eliminate teams from the competition. Failure to meet the requirements of the competition will result in removal from the competition.

For more information about competing or attending CNVC events, visit https://tec.illinois.edu/programs/cozad.

FINALS EVENTS:

April 14 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Kickoff and Networking Event | Location TBD
April 15 | 9:00am – 6:00pm | Showcase and Finals: Winners will be announced at awards ceremony | I-Hotel & Conference Center

The Cozad New Venture Challenge is organized by the Technology Entrepreneur Center. Questions may be directed to tec@illinois.edu.