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College New Venture Challenge (CNVC)

College New Venture Challenge (CNVC)


The College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) is the dedicated track of the Polsky Center’s nationally-ranked New Venture Challenge program. It supports University of Chicago College students who are interested in launching a startup. All teams accepted into the CNVC Phase II are eligible to enroll in the CNVC class, which is offered in the Winter quarter through Chicago Booth.

CNVC Key Information Part 1 // Intro & Basics
CNVC Key Information Part 2 // Participation Eligibility & Prizes
CNVC Key Information Part 3 // Timeline & Feasibility Summaries
CNVC Key Information Part 4 // University of Illinois Partnership
2020 Winner

Congratulations to Subli, winner of the 2020 College New Venture Challenge. Subli, a peer-to-peer subletting marketplace for university communities, took home first place and $25,000 at this year’s CNVC finals. The company is led by University of Chicago students Melody Li, Luke Iida, AB ’19, and Pablo Melana-Dayton, AB ’19, AM ’19.

2020 Sponsors

The CNVC would not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors.

  • Sharon Sadow Alper, AB’80, JD’84 and Andrew Alper, AB’80, MBA’81
  • David A. Daigle, MBA’94 and Elizabeth Daigle
  • Michelle Kristula-Green, AB ’77, AM ’81
  • Carl Meyer, AB ’91, MBA ’92
  • Immanuel Thangaraj, AB ’92, MBA ’93

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