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Entrepreneur Challenge

Pitch your startup idea and win up to $60,000!

March 23-24, 2018 • The Lyric Theatre

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Secure your team’s spot in our preliminaries… it only takes two minutes!


Submit your materials later

After you complete the 2-minute registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with next steps and helpful resources. The confirmation email will provide instructions to submit your Executive Summary.

All registered teams must submit an Executive Summary by February 4, 2018 at 11:59PM to continue in the competition. You will receive periodic reminders from the Apex Center until the Executive Summary is submitted.

We are here to help! Once you register, you will have access to Apex Center programs and resources to support the development of your business model.

Virginia Tech’s biggest entrepreneur competition ever!

The Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge is a campus-wide, student startup competition that brings together successful entrepreneurial alumni with Virginia Tech student entrepreneurs to showcase the best ventures. Teams from across campus compete for the best business model and a chance to win up to $60,000 in cash and prizes!

Competition Timeline

February 2018

4: Team registration deadline at 11:59pm

5-6: Virtual judging

6: Top 40 teams announced

7-12: Virtual judging

13: Final Top 20 teams announced

March 2018

12: Pitch video voting begins for at-home audience

23: Pitch video voting closes for at-home audience at 5:00pm

23: Top 20 teams dinner & VIP reception

24: Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge finals & awards ceremony


Contact Meghan Pfleiderer
3002 Pamplin Hall
540.231.1328 |


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The Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge finals and awards ceremony will be hosted at:

The Lyric Theatre
135 College Ave, Blacksburg, VA 24060

March 24, 2018