Student startups from Arizona universities compete at the Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition
Fostering university collaboration and driving economic development
Each 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.
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Visit the ACVC2016 website.