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Semi-Finalist - University of Oregon, New Venture Competition, Portland
Presented by the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business, New Venture Championship is the original six-round business competition for graduate students. Founded in 1992, NVC is the premiere international entrepreneurial investment competition. Teams from around the world and the United States defend their business plans to a panel of esteemed judges for valuable feedback and a chance to win $20,000 in cash and prizes. Aside from monetary prizes students have a unique opportunity to get feedback from judges to create successful venture and capture the attention of angel investors.
Top 15, Midwest - Princeton University's TigerLaunch, Regional Championship, University of Chicago
TigerLaunch is the nation's largest student-run inter-collegiate entrepreneurship competition, put on annually by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club at Princeton University and with the support of many other student partner entrepreneurship associations across the country.
2nd place (for-profit track) - The international finals for Saint Louis University's Real Elevator Pitch Competition were hosted downtown St. Louis, MO. Open to students across the globe, this unique competition consists of pitching to venture capitalists and exceptional businesspeople on an elevator. Universal Prosthetics was selected to pitch to two elite judges in a Tesla Model S in an exclusive top-3 round. Read more
3rd place - The Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition is open to all University of Iowa students. The annual elevator competition invites student businesses to present their pitch to a panel of local entrepreneurs and executives. Read more
N/A (did not compete) - Universal Prosthetics earned a spot in the finals for Wake Forest University's nationally-acclaimed Retail Innovation Challenge in North Carolina. This competition is for student entrepreneurs across the nation with healthcare businesses. Universal Prosthetics elected to not compete due to health reasons and to prepare for the Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition.
The Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC), based in Cedar Rapids, IA, invited Universal Prosthetics to participate in an exclusive pitch-off and to exhibit at the Innovation Expo. This event put on by EDC, Iowa's premier small business accelerator, highlighted the best upcoming businesses and innovations from around the state of Iowa.