Business Plan Competition
- 1st Place $20,000
- 2nd Place $10,000
- 3rd Place $5,000
- 4th Place $2,500
Video Pitch Competition
- 1st Place $1,500
- 2nd Place $1,000
- 3rd Place $750
NVC Social Entrepreneurship Award
in cash prizes
April 18 - 20, 2024
We are pleased to announce that the Stu Clark New Venture Championships will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba. This venue is a mix of contemporary style, Old World elegance and is a well-equipped venue offering a range of facilities to make your competition experience comfortable and productive. With its central location, getting to and from the venue is easy and convenient, with a variety of transport options.
Complimentary hotel rooms will be provided for all competing teams and their advisor if applicable. This does not include teams that are residents of Manitoba.
We look forward to welcoming you to Winnipeg for what promises to be a truly memorable event.
Join us in Winnipeg for an exhilarating 3 days for this high-energy competition focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Teams will compete with both their business plans and video pitches for over $60, 000 in cash prizes!
This competition has both undergraduate and graduate level tracks which allows participants to connect with other entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from the industry!
Over 45 of Winnipeg’s subject matter experts and veteran judges including Stu Clark, will provide valuable feedback that will help take your venture’s next step towards success.
All teams will present their business plan at the competition in front of a set of judges in a business plan presentation format. Teams will be required to sent their slide deck prior to the competition.
The purpose of a video pitch is to succinctly and effectively communicate a compelling message about a product or service within one minute. It serves as a concise and persuasive summary that grabs the attention of the judges and leaves a lasting impression. The goal is to convey key information, generate interest, and initiate further conversation or engagement.
NVC participants will send in a video prior to the competition. All the video pitches will be shown in a video montage at the Welcome Reception at the competition in April.
Example of a great video pitch
Privacy Notice: This event may be recorded for documentation and promotional purposes. By attending the event, you acknowledge that you may appear in such recordings, and grant permission for them to be used by the event organizers. Please inform the organizers if you do not wish to be recorded. Additionally, please be mindful of any personal information you choose to share during the event and take appropriate precautions to protect your privacy. Teams requiring non-disclosure agreements (NDA's) should not participate.
Please ensure to read the whole NVC Official Rule Document.
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The Stu Clark New Venture Championships was started in 2005 and has handed out over $1, 500,000 in cash prizes to entrepreneurs from around the world.
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