Competitions

AATCC 2021 Fashion Evolution Design Competition

This year’s theme celebrates AATCC’s 100th year anniversary. From the 1920s, when AATCC was founded, to the present day, choose a decade from the last 100 years and reinvent the fashions for the 2020 decade focusing on one or more of the following:

-Fit/sizing for various body types
-Sustainable fashion
-Personal protection
-New textile materials/technology

Competition Requirements
-Individual/Student Membership (required)
-Membership applications take up to one business day to process

Membership Deadline: 3/25/2021
Application Deadline: 4/1/2021 @ 11am EST

Baylor New Venture Competition 2021

The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise will host the tenth annual Baylor New Venture Competition on March 25-27, 2021 at Baylor University’s Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. This business plan and elevator pitch competition showcases collegiate entrepreneurs from across the globe. The competition provides participants with personal and professional development through:

Industry-specific mentorship towards sustainable business plans
Exclusive access to accomplished experts and fellow innovators
A chance to compete for over $250,000 in cash prizes and vital resources

Applications Open: 9/1/2020

CEO Marketplace Entrepreneurship Simulation Challenge

The Marketplace Live Simulation Challenge is an immersive virtual experience in which students participating in BizLaunch Week will compete in teams against one another for cash prizes. Each team will need to invest about 5 hours in total to complete the competition. The competition will occur during BizLaunch Week - April 12 - 16, 2021. The event is free for all attendees, registered students can create their own teams. This simulation will allow you to experiment with entrepreneurship strategies in an engaging game-like exercise. Teams will work to launch new products in the market and manage the entire product life cycle, from introduction to growth to maturity. Learning content is gradually and purposefully introduced as the market evolves.

Application Deadline: 3/29/2021

Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

The annual Draper Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate women entrepreneurs to showcase their talents as thinkers, makers and founders. Through multiple rounds of competition – survey, executive summary and 90-second pitch video; track-specific Semi-Finalist presentations; and final investor pitches – undergraduate women demonstrate their understanding of a problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address it, and how their venture presents the best solution to the problem.

Grand Prize = $25,000 + Scholarship to Draper University
Total Cash Prize Pool = $100,000

Application Deadline: 2/26/2021

E-Fest 2021

This competition is open to undergraduates at North American colleges and universities. Finalists will compete for over $200,000 in cash prizes. Finals will be held virtually April 22-24, 2021. Students in entrepreneurship or ANY major are encouraged to form teams and submit ventures! The team that wins the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge takes home $50,000, with the potential for more based on winning the social impact and/or the global impact prize. The Pitch Competition will award $17,500 in cash prizes and The Innovation Challenge will award $40,000.

Application Deadline: 3/7/2021