The Columbia Venture Competition (CVC) has five challenges but students may only enter one. The descriptions, rules, and eligibility guidelines vary by challenge and are listed on the CVC website. Each challenge will split $50,000 among the top three winners.
Four of the challenges are open to students and recent alumni (five years or less from their most current Columbia degree) from any Columbia-affiliated school, including Barnard and Teachers College. The Undergraduate Challenge, sponsored by Columbia College, is open to all current Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies, and Barnard College undergrads.