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Venture Challenge™

International MBA business plan competition

Venture Challenge Transformed into LeanModel Competition


For more than 20 years, Venture Challenge showcased next generation companies. This innovative international graduate business plan competition gave graduate students from around the world an opportunity to seek investment in their business ideas. The event drew student teams from top global universities and provided 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 judged the entries over the three day competition and provided valuable feedback to the teams.

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For more than 20 years, Venture Challenge showcased next generation companies. This innovative international graduate business plan competition gave graduate students from around the world an opportunity to seek investment in their business ideas. The event drew student teams from top global universities and provided 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 judged the entries over the three day competition and provided valuable feedback to the teams.

The Venture Challenge™ Exhibit Fair, Semi-Finalist and Finalist presentations were open to the public and the campus and business communities are encouraged to attend. By providing experiential learning opportunities for its students, SDSU had achieved national recognition and had been designated a top program for entrepreneurs by Inc., Entrepreneur, and U.S. News & World Report magazines.

Supported through the philanthropy of dedicated donors such as Qualcomm, Inc., SDSU alumni and community support, Venture Challengeā„¢ gives thanks for your participation and sponsorship.

Read the Recap of Venture Challenge 2012.

If you have additional questions, contact Lavin Center Director Bernhard Schroeder at bschroeder@mail.sdsu.edu

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