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KickStart VT

Need feedback on an idea or new venture from seasoned entrepreneurs? How about seed money to get your idea off the ground?

About this program

Monthly KickStart VT events are student-run workshops for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your idea, hear what other students are working on and compete for early-stage funding. It’s easy.

To pitch your idea for funding, simply complete two steps:

    1. Apply online (you’ll be done in 5 minutes and can do it on your phone). A sub-set of entries will be selected by a group of judges to present your idea at a KickStart VT LivePitch Finals.
    2. Present your pitch at a LivePitch Finals Event, where seasoned entrepreneurs and your peers help decide the funding awarded to each new venture/idea.

Funds are awarded and managed by faculty from the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs at Virginia Tech.

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September 2020

KickStart VT – Team Application Deadline

September 13 @ 11:59 pm

It's not too late: apply today for up to $1000 in seed funding to get your new venture off the ground!  It's fast and easy (like 5 minutes on your phone easy...) To pitch your idea for funding, simply complete two steps: Apply online (you’ll be done in 5 minutes and can do it on your phone). A sub-set of entries will be selected by a group of judges to present your idea at a KickStart VT LivePitch Finals. Show up…

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KickStart VT – Live Pitch Finals Event

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Need feedback on an idea? Looking for mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs? How about seed money to get your new venture off the ground or to hit your next milestone? KickStart VT is for you! See what other students are working on and cheer on student teams as they compete for early-stage funding at the KickStart VT LivePitch event, hosted by the Apex Center. YOU determine where some of the prize money goes by voting live at the event for "fan…

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October 2020

KickStart VT – Team Application Deadline

October 18 @ 11:59 pm

It's not too late: apply today for up to $1000 in seed funding to get your new venture off the ground!  It's fast and easy (like 5 minutes on your phone easy...) To pitch your idea for funding, simply complete two steps: Apply online (you’ll be done in 5 minutes and can do it on your phone). A sub-set of entries will be selected by a group of judges to present your idea at a KickStart VT LivePitch Finals. Show up…

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KickStart VT – Live Pitch Finals Event

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Need feedback on an idea? Looking for mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs? How about seed money to get your new venture off the ground or to hit your next milestone? KickStart VT is for you! See what other students are working on and cheer on student teams as they compete for early-stage funding at the KickStart VT LivePitch event, hosted by the Apex Center. YOU determine where some of the prize money goes by voting live at the event for "fan…

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