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Venture Challenge

University · 33 Members · San Diego, CA, USA

Our Investment Focus

Welcome to the 23rd annual Venture Challenge, San Diego State University's premier international graduate business plan competition. Venture Challenge 2012 will be held March 15-17, 2012 on the SDSU campus. We are no longer accepting applications for Venture Challenge 2012. DO NOT APPLY HERE.

For more than 20 years, Venture Challenge has showcased next generation companies. This innovative international graduate business plan competition gives graduate students from around the world an opportunity to seek investment in their business ideas. The event draws student teams from top global universities and provides them with a forum to present to potential investors and to earn more than $25,000 in awards. A distinguished panel of experts from entrepreneurial companies, venture capital firms, investors and service providers judge the entries over the three day competition and provide valuable feedback to the teams. Because of the quality of judges, the team selection process, networking opportunities, and its highly efficient competition process, Venture Challenge is globally recognized as one of the premier business plan competitions in the world.

Preferred Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Products
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Lifestyle
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking and Equipment
  • Other
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel