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Boston College Venture Competition

The Boston College Venture Competition (BCVC), a program of the Carroll School of Management, is a university-wide business plan competition designed to promote and support entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level at Boston College. With mentoring from experienced alumni and faculty, students develop and implement the skills necessary to start successful businesses. Several sessions throughout the year offer additional coaching and advice from entrepreneurs, law partners, venture capitalists, and other executives.

Business plans are submitted for judging and finalists are chosen to present their plans to a panel of judges consisting of executives and entrepreneurial experts. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams - $20,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, and $2,500 for third place.  Many BCVC participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses.

For more information, contact Prof. John Gallaugher at john.gallaugher@bc.edu.

Also check out this article about how 'the Entrepreneurship Bug Has Bit Boston College'.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2015

Startup Fair - Tues, Feb 9th, 3-6pm, Heights Room

Submission deadline - Mon, March 15th, 2015 at Midnight

Screening for Semi-finals - Week of Mon, Mar 15th, 2015

Semi-finals - Wed, March 25th, 2015, 

Final competition - Mon, April 13th, 2015

 

Former winners of BCVC

 

2014: Nxt4

2014 BCVC winner: Nxt4

 

Phyre - 2013

Winner of the 2013 BCVC: Phyre

 

Namib Beetle Designs - 2012

Winner of the 2012 BCVC: Namib Beetle Designs

Photo courtesy of The Heights.