In Fall 2017, the Next Great Startup introduced preliminary competitions for participating colleges to determine the next great startup or research idea in their field. At the college competition level, student-led teams have the opportunity to gain feedback from leaders in the community, expand their network, and win prizes. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and faculty members on an entrepreneurial or research idea and potentially win funding to help move your idea forward and prepare for the campus-wide competition.

The winner of each college competition is automatically admitted to The Draft stage of the main Next Great Startup Competition to pitch directly to VC coaches. 


Congratulations Fall 2019 Preliminary COMPETITION winnerS!

CPHHS - ShockMechanics

COB/COE - Brake Boys and Crutch'n It

Past Winners:

Fall 2018

CPHHSWinston Kennedy

COB/COE: Brake Boys and Melaknow

Fall 2017 

CPHHS: Limitless

Honors College: BunkMates

COB/COE: Multi-Cell and Chariot