January 24, 2021
The Startup Challenge is a competition for Penn student-founded new ventures, culminating in the Startup Showcase, where the very best Penn student entrepreneurs compete for a slice of more than $130,000 in cash prizes! All current Penn students from any Penn school with a venture in any industry are invited to apply. The top 25 Semifinalists will pitch live to alumni judges in the Semifinals on April 23, 2021. The top 8 teams will advance to the Finals, which will be held on April 30, 2021. Please review the rules, FAQ, judging criteria, and competition timeline, before submitting your application. For more details about the application process, see the Startup Challenge website. Thank you to Eric Aroesty, C’92 for his generous sponsorship of the Startup Challenge and Showcase.
All events related to the Startup Challenge and Showcase will be held online for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Application Deadline: January 24, 2021, 11:59 pm Eastern
Questions? Email Cathy Ogur.