Concept Competition

The Concept Competition is the first stage in a three part series of annual competitions organized under the UVA Entrepreneurship Cup. $20,000 in total prize money will be awarded as part of the Concept Stage.

The purpose of the Concept stage of the competition is to surface and seed ideas from all parts of the university at every stage of development. Students are encouraged to come up with out-of-the-box ideas that could be translated into compelling projects. Submissions are not expected to be a full business plan, and will not be penalized for not having a working prototype, fully developed team, forecast, revenues, etc.

VIEW ALL AWARD WINNERS AND FINALISTS HERE: https://bit.ly/ConceptFinalists2021

KEY DATES:

Friday, October 22, 2021 - Submissions are due by 12:00PM Eastern Time (HIGH NOON)
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Finalists are announced 
Top 8 Finalists Videos Due: 11:59PM EST on Sunday, November 7, 2021
Week of Nov 8, 2021 - Final Presentations by Track

  • Consumer/Business-to-Business Track Competition: November 11th at 4:30PM (Eastern Time) at the Darden School of Business in Classroom 120. 
  • Social Entrepreneurship Track - November 10th from 5PM until 7PM, Great Hall at Garrett Hal

  • Engineering and Healthcare Technologies TrackNovember 10th from 5PM until 730PM EDT at Thornton Hall E303 (in the Electrical Engineering wing of Thornton)

  • UVA Wise Track Competition - November 12 at 1PM EST in the Dogwood Room, 5th Floor, Slemp Student Center, University of Virginia’s College at Wise

The Concept Competition for the 2021-2022 academic year will be organized according to four themed tracks:

  • Engineering and Healthcare Technologies

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Consumer/Business-to-Business

  • UVA Wise (for students studying at the UVA College at Wise ONLY)

Students are allowed to enter the Track of their choosing, but encouraged to enter the Track that seems most appropriate for their project. The top five projects in each of the four Tracks will be awarded $1,000 each, for a total of $20,000 in awards.

For more information about the Concept Competition, follow the links below: