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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'.

Boston College Venture Competition Logo


The Heights features BCVC:


Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 BCVC:


2014 BCVC winner: Nxt4

Past BCVC Winners

Winner of the 2013 BCVC: Phyre

2013 winner

Winner of the 2012 BCVC: Namib Beetle Designs

2012 winner
Namib Beetle Designs
Photo courtesy of The Heights.


A tie for first place in 2011: My Saavy Shoes & Additup

2011 winners
My Saavy Shoes and Additup (1st place tie)


 2010 winners
Team PIQC:
David Tolioupov’10 and Shahbano Imran ’09


2008 winners: Team College Mogul

2008 winners
Team College Mogul, accept their $10,000 check from the judges. College Mogul, a one-stop resource for entrepreneurs to share ideas and experiences, profiles and reviews new and existing companies that are launched by students or recent graduates.