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Venture: Startup Innovation Challenge

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VentureVenture: Startup Innovation Challenge is a competition designed to spark creativity and foster innovation among aspiring entrepreneurs. This challenge invites entrepreneurs to present their creative concepts, business proposals, products, or services designed to transform industries. This challenge encourages students to think outside the box and push the boundaries of traditional business models while providing them with an opportunity to network and practice their entrepreneurial pitch. Challenges will be evaluated based on the level of innovation, market potential, and overall feasibility. Venture is open to grades 4-12; each school is allowed a maximum of three (3) projects (individual or group) per grade level. 

Venture events are hosted by ACSI member schools in-person; dates vary.

Adjudication & Awards

A panel of judges will evaluate each entry based on the concept's creativity, viability, innovation, and viability to transform industries. Entries are judged individually according to an established set of criteria.

Additionally, each entry will also be compared to all other entries and one Best Overall Innovation award will be given. 

Registration & Fees

  • School Registration Fee: $75 by October 13, 2023 ($95 after deadline)
  • Student Participation Fee: $20 per student ($5/student late fee after deadline)

For additional information, please contact a Student Activities team member.