Venture Challenge

International MBA Business Plan 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.

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 Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report magazines.

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

 If you have additional questions, contact Lavin Center Director Bernhard Schroeder at [email protected]

 Venture Challenge Archive Videos


This program is currently in hiatus.