Columbia Venture Competition

Term: Academic Year

Annual challenge-based venture competition open to Columbia University students and alumni.

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.

Fact Sheet

Barnard College, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies
Fellowship Type:
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020