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Affiliated Competitions

Participation in the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition requires winning one of the following affiliated competitions or an invitation from our open application process. The following list of participating competitions is listed in date order. 

Entré $85K Challenge
September 17, 2015

Hosted by University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Contact Ben Braid at or +64 27 462 8444

Swinburne Venture Cup 
November 25, 2015
Hosted by Swinburne University, Australia 
Contact Seth Jones at or + 03 9214 5746

Australian eChallenge
October 29, 2015
Hosted by Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Center
The University of Adelaide, South Australia
Contact Zrinka Tokic at or + 61 8 8313 7131

MSU Broad College Graduate Business Plan Competition
Hosted by Michigan State University
Contact Ken Szymusiak at

Idea to Product Competition
Hosted by Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact Rene Jose Rodrigues Fernandes at

IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition
January 22 - 23, 2016
Hosted by the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
University of Western Ontario
Contact Shanthal Perera at 519-661-3530 or

Georgia Bowl
Hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology
Contact Margi Berbari at

The mai Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin
February 11 - 13, 2016
Hosted by Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Contact Adith Cheosakul at

Brown Forman Cardinal Challenge
February 12 - 13, 2016
Hosted by the University of Louisville
Contact Van G.H. Clouse at 502-852-4782 or clouse@louisville.ed

Paso del Norte Venture Competition
Hosted by University of Texas El Paso
Contact Aaron Cervantes at

Hosted by Thammasat University, Thailand
Contact Chinapon 66-89-923-9550 or

Latin Venture Labs Investment Competition
Hosted by Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact Rene Jose Rodrigues Fernandes at

Stu Clark Investment Competition
March 11 - 12, 2016
Hosted by the Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship
University of Manitoba
Contact Stuart Henrickson at 204-474-8422 or

Nebraska Innovation Competition
Hosted by the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Contact Samuel Nelson at 402-472-6273 or or

New Venture Championship
April 7 - 9, 2016
Hosted by the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Oregon
Contact Amy Fortuna at 541-346-3420 or

OFC Venture Challenge
Hosted by the Opportunity Funding Corporation and Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Contact Scott Lilly at 212-430-6058 or

Rice University Business Plan Competition
April 14 - 16, 2016
Hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Rice University
Contact Lea Aden Lueck at 713-348-3190 or rbpc@rice.ed