Discovery Competition - Awards

$25,000 in total awards!

From the pool of submissions, ten projects will be selected to present at the Finals to a set of experienced executives, founders, and investors who will be judging the event.

The top 5 Ventures will be awarded $5,000!

Only currently enrolled UVA students may receive prize monies.  Finalists completing the payments sign-off form must list 0 for the percentage breakdown for those team members that are not currently enrolled students.

Finalists MUST complete the Payment Form

Only currently enrolled UVA students may receive award winnings. Finalists completing the payments sign-off form must list 0 for the percentage breakdown for those team members that are not currently enrolled students.
Note: If you have any outstanding bills in your student account (i.e. tuition, books, etc.), your award winnings will go against those charges.

Advice for Students Who Receive Financial Aid from the University of Virginia

Please note that if you are a UVA student who receives financial aid, any award you win could impact your financial aid package (unless you are incorporated and plan to receive the award through that entity). If you plan to compete in one or more of these competitions, and you receive financial aid, please speak to your school’s financial aid adviser, prior to the competition.

2020 Summer iLab Incubator Program Opportunity for Discovery Winners

The winners of the Discovery Competition will be invited to apply to the 2020 iLab Incubator program. Teams interested in this early application will receive a request to meet with Jason Brewster, Director of the Incubator program, who will gather additional information about interested teams and their projects.