Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Graduate Edition

SAVE THE DATE: March 13 & 14, 2020!

The Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Graduate Edition (previously Stu Clark Investment Competition) is our premier competition and represents a prestigious, international academic opportunity designed to mimic the real world process of starting a new venture while rewarding innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.

The competition is for graduate students to gain real experience while developing and growing new ventures based on the student created, managed or owned ventures. Just by participating teams are guaranteed at least $1,000 but more than that, the expertise and feedback teams will receive from our leading industry expert judges including Stu Clark himself, is more than money can buy.

Throughout this 2-day competition teams will compete in an Elevator Pitch, Logo Pitch and Business Plan Presentation for more than $60, 000 prize money and will evaluate the feasibility, market opportunity and business model of a new venture.


Business Plan Competition

1st Place $20,000
2nd Place $10,000
3rd Place $5,000
4th Place $2,500

Elevator Pitch Competition

1st Place $1,500
2nd Place $1,000
3rd Place $750

Logo Pitch Competition

1st Place $1,500
2nd Place $1,000
3rd Place $750

In addition to any prize money won, each team is guaranteed a $1,000 to help defray travel costs and accommodations, all money will be distributed in CDN dollars.


Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM CST Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Teams advised of acceptance: Monday, February 10, 2020

Business plans due: 11:59 PM CST Thursday, March 5, 2020


Fairmont Winnipeg
2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 0Y3

For reservations please call 1-204-985-6234 or the global reservations Centre 1-800-441-1414. Please identify yourself as part of the Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Graduate Edition to receive our group rate. 


Contact Program Coordinator
Amy (Briscoe) Jones


Please click HERE for application form