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2020 Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge

The Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge is a campus-wide, student startup competition that brings together successful alumni-entrepreneurs, industry partners, and students to showcase the best new ventures at Virginia Tech.

Come together — Be inspired.

Join us as interdisciplinary teams from across campus compete for the best business model and a chance to win up to $40,000 in cash awards and prizes!

The Entrepreneur Challenge event features a showcase of the finalist teams from Virginia Tech along with a high-powered lineup of judges sharing their expertise and experience in the world of entrepreneurship.

Thinking about entering eChallenge?

Applications are NOW OPEN & close 11:59 on Wednesday 1/29
Follow us @ApexCenterVT to stay up-to-date

Competition Timeline

December 2019

8:  Early Decision Application Deadline at 11:59 p.m.

13:  Early Decision Teams Announced

January 2019

29: Final Team Application Deadline at 11:59 p.m.

February 2019

4:  Semi-finalist Teams Announced

11:  Semi-finalist Executive Summaries Due at 11:59 p.m.

14:  Finalist Teams Announced

21:  Entrepreneur Challenge Finals & Awards

Event Schedule

Date:  Friday, February 21, 2020
Visit the 2020 eChallenge event page  for details on event time, location and run-of-show

Come together & be inspired by some of the top student startup teams at Virginia Tech!  Free swag and giveaways for attendees.   See you there!

Event Details


Team info packet (rules & regs)

Join us February 21, 2020 for VT’s biggest student startup competition!

2019 eChallenge Winners (last year’s competition)


Contact the Apex Center

3002 Pamplin Hall

Program Sponsors

1901 Group, Grant Thornton, Woods Rogers Attorneys at Law, Silicon Valley Bank

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