Schedule and Key Dates

Most other universities host a single day or weekend business plan competition for their students interested in entrepreneurship. The CNVC is different. It is not just a competition. Instead, it is a multifaceted and interactive business launch program that features three distinct phases:

Phase I: Idea generation, validation, team formation, and selection. Concludes with application process and team selection.

Phase II:  A for-credit class at Chicago Booth for College students. Includes startup pitches and business plan development.

Phase III: The Finals Competition

Upcoming Events & Deadlines:

October 6, 2017: CNVC Kickoff (4-7 p.m., Harper Center Room 104)
October 7, 2017: College Startup Bootcamp (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Polsky Exchange North Theatre)
November 2, 2017: College Quick Pitches and Networking (4:30-6 p.m., Harper Center C-04)
November 13, 2017: How to Write a Feasibility Summary Workshop for CNVC (12-1:15 p.m., Harper Center C-03)
November 27, 2017: CNVC Feasibility Summaries Due
November 28, 2017: CNVC Phase II Teams Announced
November 30, 2017: CNVC Team Pitches and Networking (4:30-6 p.m., Harper Center 219)
January 10 and 17, 2018: CNVC First Round Pitches
February 14, 2018: CNVC Business Plans Due
February 21 and 28, 2018: CNVC Second Round Pitches
February 28, 2018: CNVC Finals Teams Announced
March 7, 2018: CNVC Finals and Reception (1-4 p.m., Harper Center C-02)