Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge

Does your student have a business idea? Start it now at the 2016-2017 Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge series. The Hofstra CPXi Venture Challenge helps students turn innovative ideas into a business by working through the early stages of venture creation. There is a total of $50,000 available in prize money for Hofstra students through a series of competitions. 

This year, participants will receive mentorship from Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and will participate in a bootcamp to help them get their business off the ground.  Students who enter the Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge will also be eligible to earn a spot to participate in the New York State Business Plan Regional Competition, where there is a total of $30,000 available to Long Island college students.
The Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge is sponsored by Hofstra alumnus and Board of Trustee member Mike Seiman, Chief Executive Officer of CPXi.

The schedule for this year’s competition is as follows:

November 9, 2016
Applications Open
Co-Founder Meetup at IdeaHUb during Common Hour

November 30, 2016 
Pre-Application Information Session and Workshop with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence during Common Hour

February 15, 2017 
Hofstra-CPXi Lion’s Den at ideaHUb 
Test your idea!

February 23, 2017
Applications due

March 10, 2017 
Bootcamp for Applicants with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

March 16, 2017
Hofstra-CPXi Semi-Final Round and NYS Business Plan Competition Qualifying Round

March - April 2017 
One-on-one pitch prep with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

April 4, 2017
NYS Business Plan Competition LI Regional at Farmingdale State College

April 18, 2017
Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge

April 28, 2017
New York State Business Plan Competition Finals in Albany

For more information and to apply please visit

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