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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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January 2019

KickStart VT LivePitch Team Application Deadline @ 11:59PM

January 27, 2019

Submit your team application by 11:59 pm on January 27th, 2019  to be eligible for the Kickstart VT Livepitch! Monthly KickStart VT events are seed fund competitions 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: Apply online (you’ll be done in 5 minutes and can do it on your phone). A sub-set of entries will…

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February 2019

KickStart VT LivePitch Finals

February 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Students holding their kickstarter checks

Locations: NCB 120 for Startup Fair (starts at 6pm).  Did we mention FOOD? NCB 160 for KickStart VT (starts at 7:00pm and goes until 8:30pm)   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 LivePitch events, hosted by the Apex Center, are for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your venture, hear what other students are working on,…

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March 2019

KickStart VT LivePitch Team Application Deadline @ 11:59PM

March 31, 2019

Deadline to submit Team application for the April KickStart LivePitch is no later than 11:59pm!   Monthly KickStart VT events are seed fund competitions 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: 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…

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April 2019

KickStart VT LivePitch Finals

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Students holding their kickstarter checks

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 LivePitch events, hosted by the Apex Center, are for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your venture, hear what other students are working on, and compete for early-stage funding. Pizza and Drinks provided from 7:00-7:30pm

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September 2019

KickStart VT – Team application DEADLINE

September 15, 2019 @ 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 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Torgersen Hall RM 3100, 620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Students holding their kickstarter checks

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 2019

KickStart VT – Team application DEADLINE

October 13, 2019 @ 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 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Torgersen Hall RM 3100, 620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Students holding their kickstarter checks

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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November 2019

KickStart VT – Team application DEADLINE

November 3, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

KickStart VT – Live pitch finals event

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Torgersen Hall RM 3100, 620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
+ Google Map
Students holding their kickstarter checks

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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