TCU Values and Ventures Competition

April 1-2,2022

Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

We invite undergraduate students from around the world to pitch ideas for conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while also solving a problem. Recycling plants that employ the homeless. Better access to autism treatment. Human-powered farm machines. Real-time organ donor communication. Winners take home thousands of dollars to help make their ideas come true.

Our competition rewards both innovators and investors. Innovators (undergrads from around the world) can pitch their business plans and act as investors in the other teams in our Investor Challenge, choosing who they think will advance in the competition. We are also providing more chances to win. Each of the 42 finalists has a chance to win at least $1,000 in the challenge.

Values and Ventures is presented by the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and made possible by generous support from the Richards Barrentine Donor Advised Fund of the Texas Women’s Foundation.

 

How it works Rules and Guidelines

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Totals Since 2010

170
Universities
186
Companies Launched
66
Companies Operating
$1.25M
Sponsor and In-kind Support
$750K
Cash Prizes
600
Judges and Mentors
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About

Values and Ventures awards thousands of dollars in capital to undergrad students who have winning ideas for profitable companies that do well by doing good.

Prizes

Grand Prize $40,000
Second Place $25,000
Third Place $15,000
Honorable Mentions (5) $2,500 each

 

Special Awards

All teams are eligible for these special cash awards.

 
Sly Innovation Award $2,500
Awarded to a team for demonstrating exceptional entrepreneurial innovation. Made possible by Marjorie and James Sly.
   
Investor Challenge  
   First Place $2,500
  Second Place $1,500
  Third Place $1,000

 

Supporting socially conscious business ideas around the world.

The TCU Values and Ventures Competition celebrates trailblazing college students who leverage their business skills and innovation to solve the world’s problems. Here are a few of their inspiring stories.