TCU Values and Ventures Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 competition.

The competition was virtual. The socially conscious business ideas and $100,000 cash awards are very real.

2021 TCU Values and Ventures® Competition
264 teams applied from 28 states and Washington, D.C. in the U.S., plus 11 other countries. 64 were accepted. 32 made it to the second round. 8 made it to the final round.

2021 TCU Values and Ventures® Investor Challenge
All students had the opportunity to choose which of the 64 teams they thought should advance in the competition. Three students were awarded for matching the judges’ choices.

Sly Innovation Award
Awarded to a non-finalist team for demonstrating exceptional entrepreneurial innovation. Made possible by Marjorie and James Sly.

See all winners

Interested in participating in 2022?
Check back here in Fall 2021 for more details.

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

Apply Now

Totals Since 2010

Companies Launched or Launching
Companies Operating
Sponsor and In-kind Support
Cash Prizes
Judges and Mentors
Section Image: Values and Ventures


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.


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
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.