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Organized by the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center, the annual competition draws entries from alumni, faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from across the university. Teams compete for prizes and in-kind services totaling more than $100,000 in three tracks: healthcare and life science, social impact and general/high-tech.

Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition – Live Finals

April 5, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm: Live Finals
5:00pm - 9:00pm: Entrepreneurship Showcase, Shapiro Lecture and Awards Ceremony
Location: 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155

2018 Winners
2017 Winners
2016 Winners
2015 Winners

 


Who should enter the General/High-Tech Track of the New Ventures Competition?

New ventures or businesses geared towards creating value in the private high-technology or other sectors not classified as Life Sciences or Social Entrepreneurship.

Who should enter the Social Track of the New Ventures Competition?

Businesses with a mission to create and sustain social value. Businesses that benefit society and promote active citizenship. A significant part of the venture is dedicated to one or more of the following: creating a positive social impact, improving living conditions, upward economics/social mobility, or environmental impact. Social Ventures can be non-for-profit, for-profit or hybrid.

Who should enter the Medical / Life Science Track of the New Ventures Competition?

Businesses with a focus on medical, health and wellness topics. Dental, Veterinary, Biomedical, Nutrition-focused businesses.

How do I enter the competition?

Click HERE for application details.

If you have questions, please contact Carol Denning, Program Administrator, Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program.

Eligibility for the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

Applicants to the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition must have actively participating executive or founding team members in major roles who are one, or more, of the following:

  • Matriculated Tufts University undergraduate student
  • Matriculated Tufts University graduate student
  • Full-time Tufts University Postdoc, Research Fellow or Resident
  • Tufts University faculty
  • Full-time Tufts University staff
  • Tufts University recently graduated alumnus (must have graduated from Tufts University within the last 5 years)

Non-Tufts team members. Non-Tufts team members may be part of the venture’s management team and may participate in planning the venture.  However, the Tufts team member(s) are expected to:

  • Be the driving force behind the new venture
  • Hold an executive role in the venture
  • Own significant equity in the venture