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2014 WINNERS



GRAND PRIZE

$15,000

PageVault

Page Vault enables highly secure snapshots of web pages for use as evidence in US courts.


2nd PLACE

$8,000

Innoblative Designs

Innoblative has created a novel medical device specifically designed to fit the post-lumpectomy cavity to deliver non-ionizing energy to the breast cavity in order to destroy any residual cancer.

UNDERGRAD

Award $5,000

MedCap

Our redesigned prescription drug caps monitor drug quantity and intake times.





WINNERS BY TRACK

EXELON GREEN ENERGY + SUSTAINABILITY TRACK


Winner | MyPower | $20,000


Runner Up | MeterGenius | $5,000

NEWDAY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE + NONPROFIT TRACK


Winner | MyMenu Dining | $15,000


Runner Up | Better Together | $10,000

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIFE SCIENCES + MEDICAL INNOVATION TRACK


Winner | Innoblative | $20,000


Runner Up | Gradient Therapeutics | $5,000



Special Thanks to all of our Sponsors and volunteers!




OUR MISSION



Northwestern Venture Challenge (NUVC) is the University's premiere business pitch competition. NUVC celebrates student ventures and rewards capital to the most promising student startups.




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RULES


ROUND

1

Executive Summary Round - February 25, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Student teams submit their business summaries through iStart, classified in one of five categories. The categories are: Energy and Sustainability, Life Sciences and Medical Innovation, Digital Web / Mobile, Social Enterprise and Non-Profit, Other Products and Services


ROUND

2

Semifinals – June 5, 2014

25 Semifinalist teams will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and judges. Teams have 8 minutes for presentation with 5 minutes for Q+A. Six teams will move to the final round

ROUND

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ROUND

3

Finals – June 5, 2014

The 6 finalist teams will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and judges. Teams will create an 8 minute pitch and leave 10 minutes for Q+A. Winners will be announced and awarded by end of day.

FAQ


Can I enter multiple ideas into the competition?

Yes, a student or team can enter multiple ideas.

Can I be a part of multiple teams?

Yes, you may be a part of more than one team.

If I am an alumni, can I participate in the competition?

Yes, but you must have a current Northwestern student on the team.

Can team members change over the course of the competition?

Yes, as long as half the team are students at Northwestern University.

If I have won first place at any other venture competition, may I enter the competition?

Only if you received funding after you submitted your application to NUVC.

If I have received outside investment for my idea, can I enter the competition?

Yes.

Who can I talk to if I have any questions?

Use our contact form below. If you wish to sit down with us to answer any longer questions, please email us and we will find a time to discuss your questions.


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