2015 New Venture
Congratulations to all the teams that participated!
Grand Prize Winner: Milo
Elings Prize: ChemoGuard Diagnostics
People's Choice: Milo
Tech-Driven: 1st - Milo
Tech-Driven: Tied for 2nd- Caugnate and ChemoGuard Diagnostics
Market Pull: 1st - INSiiGHT
Market Pull: Tied for 2nd- Sesamo and Slightly Nutty
- In the Fall Quarter, students brainstorm business ideas, form teams and learn how to formulate and recognize a compelling value proposition.
- In the Winter Quarter, students can take a course that gives them a learning experience similar to that of a business incubator.
- The year's activity culminates in two Spring Quarter events: At the New Venture Fair, student teams present their businesses to visitor from the business community in a trade show-style format. A month later, finalist teams present their investor pitches at the New Venture Finals in Corwin Pavilion. All teams in the finals receive cash prizes.
Student teams are guided by mentors from the Central Coast business community, many of whom are successful entrepreneurs and buiness executives themselves. The NVC is funded by its sponsors, who contribute cash prizes and cover the cost of the competition.