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NU Venture Challenge

Northwestern's Startup Competition

Welcome to the NUVC 2016 Finals

Keynote Speaker & Finalists

Kat Manalac

Keynote Speaker; Partner, Y Combinator

Kat Manalac joined as YC's first Director of Outreach and became a partner in 2014. She focuses on finding great founders for the program. Prior to YC, Kat worked as Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit and head of the nonprofit Breadpig. Before that, she managed brand and strategy for WIRED Magazine. Kat attended Northwestern University where she studied communications and worked with the university's Web Use Project.

Schedule of Events

May 2nd, 2-5pm Semifinals
June 2nd, 5-9pm Finals


Tickets for the NUVC 2016 Finals can be purchased on Eventbrite.

What is NU Venture Challenge?

As Northwestern’s premier business pitch competition, NUVC challenges you to build the future. We reward the most innovative and promising student startups with capital and mentorship so your ideas will become real, grow, and make an impact. Where others see impossibility, you see opportunity -- that is what we celebrate.

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Didn't get a chance to do NUVC this year? Don't fret: 2016-17 applications will be posted next fall. Stay tuned!

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