Discovery Competition - Deadlines & Requirements


  • Submissions Due: 12PM Eastern Time (High Noon) on Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Finalists Announced: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Finalists Video Due: Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 11:59PM Eastern Time
  • Competition Date: 4:30PM ET on Thursday, February 16, 2023 in Classroom 180/190 (iLab Classroom) at the Darden School of Business; RSVP here:


Your submission has two key components: the Project Narrative and your Contact Information. See the Judging Criteria for information on what to cover in your submission. Please Upload your submissions using the following format for labeling your document: VentureName_LastName_Discovery.doc.

The Project Narrative has the following guidelines:

  • No greater than five pages in length;
  • Using a font no smaller than 10-points;
  • With no smaller than one-inch margins; and
  • No greater than three additional pages of appendix materials
  • Submissions may follow this template.

Contact Information:

  • Name of point of contact and team members
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address

Note: 10 Finalists will be selected to pitch their ventures via a pre-recorded five-minute visual and story-oriented presentation (e.g., 10-15 slides) due by 11:59PM on Sunday, February 12th. The live competition will take place Thursday, February 16th with the format of a 1 minute pitch and 8 minutes of live Q&A with judges.