TCU's Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition

Inspiring doesn't begin to cover it.

10 years

We invite students from around the world to pitch ideas for conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while also solving a problem. Winners take home thousands of dollars to help make their ideas come true.

Recycling plants that employ the homeless. Better access to autism treatment. Human-powered farm machines. Real-time organ donor communication. These are a few of the business ideas we’ve awarded over the past 10 years.  

April 16-17, 2021

Applications will be accepted beginning October 2020.

Click the GUIDELINES button for deadlines, rules and eligibility.


Grand Prize $100,000*
Second Place $40,000
Third Place $20,000
Honorable Mentions (6) $5,000 each
Elevator Pitch First $2,000
Elevator Pitch Second $1,500
Elevator Pitch Third $1,000
Honorable Mentions (3) $500 each

Plus additional in-kind awards from our sponsors.

* $100,000 Grand Prize = $50,000 cash at competition + $50,000 cash at 2022 competition upon completion of milestones.

Special Awards

All teams are eligible for these special cash awards.

Founders Award $5,000
Sly Innovation Award $2,500
Ripple Effect Award $2,500