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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. 

Competitions held after April 15, 2015 are not eligible to participate in the 2015 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition.

The 2015 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition will be held May 7 – 9, 2015.

Entré $85K Challenge
September 18, 2014
Hosted by University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Contact Stew Whitehead at or +64 27 462 8444

Swinburne Venture Cup 
October 23, 2014 
Hosted by Swinburne University, Australia 
Contact Seth Jones at or + 03 9214 5746

Australian eChallenge
October 30, 2014
Hosted by Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Center
The University of Adelaide, South Australia
Contact Zrinka Tokic at or + 61 8 8313 7131

Student Venture Open
October 2014
Hosted by the University of California San Diego
Contact Lada Rasochova at 

MSU Broad College Graduate Business Plan Competition
November 20,  2014
Hosted by Michigan State University
Contact Ken Szymusiak at

Idea to Product Competition
November 27 - 29, 2014
Hosted by Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact Rene Jose Rodrigues Fernandes at

IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition
January 23 - 24, 2015
Hosted by the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
University of Western Ontario
Contact Shanthal Perera at 519-661-3530 or

Georgia Bowl
February 6 - 7, 2015
Hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology
Contact Margi Berbari at

The mai Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin
February 12 - 14, 2015
Hosted by Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Contact Adith Cheosakul at

Brown Forman Cardinal Challenge
February 13 - 14, 2015
Hosted by the University of Louisville
Contact Van G.H. Clouse at 502-852-4782 or clouse@louisville.ed

Paso del Norte Venture Competition
March 6 - 7, 2015
Hosted by University of Texas El Paso
Contact Nancy Lowery at 915-321-3121 or nancy@hubof

March 10 - 12, 2015
Hosted by Thammasat University, Thailand
Contact Chinapon 66-89-923-9550 or

Latin Venture Labs Investment Competition
March 20 - 21, 2015
Hosted by Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact Rene Jose Rodrigues Fernandes at

Stu Clark Investment Competition
March 27 - 28, 2015
Hosted by the Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship
University of Manitoba
Contact Stuart Henrickson at 204-474-8422 or

Nebraska Innovation Competition
April 9, 2015
Hosted by the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Contact Rose Graves at 402-472-6273 or or

New Venture Championship
April 9 - 11, 2015
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 16 - 18, 2015
Hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Rice University
Contact Lea Aden Lueck at 713-348-3190 or rbpc@rice.ed