Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition

Student startups from Arizona universities compete at the Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition

Fostering university collaboration and driving economic development


ACVC 2016 posterEach spring, teams from Arizona universities compete at the Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition for seed funding, mentorship and institutional bragging rights.

The Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition (ACVC2016) brings together a student venture competition featuring three teams each from Arizona State University (ASU), University of Arizona (UA), Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Grand Canyon University (GCU). During the competition, teams from each university compete for funding, mentoring, and the Startup Territorial Cup, a perpetual trophy that goes to the winning team's university each year.

At ACVC, student teams pitch their startups to a panel of judges that includes local entrepreneurs and investors. Each startup is evaluated on seven criteria: problem and proposed solution, strength of team and advisors, market opportunity, go-to-market strategy, budget, progress made toward launch, and overall quality.

ACVC2016 is presented by Hool Coury Law and MAC6 with support from Draper University

Meet the 2016 McGuire Program ACVC Teams 



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Bailiwic is Fernando Garcia, business management; Madeline Blank, marketing; Will Zandler, information science technology. 


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WorkSphere is Dante Egger, business management; Ivan Mendez, MIS; Daniel Dicochea, business management; Timothy Wolfe, business economics; Chaoying Yan, MIS.

Learn more

Visit the ACVC2016 website.