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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'.

The image is of a flyer that says that the submission deadline for the BCVC competition is on March 15th at 11:59pm



Main Competition Submission Deadline - Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 11:59pm

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

Semi-finals - Thurs, March 26th, 2015, 

Final competition - Mon, April 13th, 2015

Seed Competition Submission Deadline - Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 11:59pm

Final competition - Thursday, April 9th

Visit our Official Application on F6S:

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


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.