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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

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



Final competition: 4pm - 7pm Mon, April 13th, 2015, Fulton Honors Library



Final competition: 6pm - 9pm Thursday, April 9th, Fulton Honors Library

The Boston College Venture Competition is on April 9 in Fulton Honors Library at 6pm

BCVC is open to teams of students with at least 50% BC Undergraduates. For complete rules and application requirements please view our application guidelines


Former winners of BCVC


2012: NBD Nano



Winner of the 2012 BCVC: Namib Beetle Designs

Photo courtesy of The Heights.