Congratulations to the PODU, winner of the 2019 College New Venture Challenge. PODU, the first platform for podcasting in Arabic, took home first place and $15,000 in this year’s CNVC. PODU offers on-demand and on-the-go entertainment to its listeners from all over the Arab world and fosters a welcoming environment for those interested in hosting a podcast on its open platform. PODU is led by Wessam Abozeid, expected AB ’19, who is a Sawiris Scholar at the University of Chicago.
The College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) is the dedicated track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) that is for all currently enrolled College students at the University of Chicago. Alumni of the university and individuals not affiliated with the university are eligible to apply to the CNVC as long as they have at least one current UChicago College student as an integral member of the team. All teams accepted into the CNVC Phase 2 are eligible to enroll in the CNVC class, which is offered in the winter quarter.
All returning students at the University of Chicago are eligible to apply to the CNVC and enroll in the Chicago Booth CNVC course for credit. First year students may participate as unenrolled team members, and may audit the CNVC class (not for credit). It is highly encouraged that applications are submitted as a team with cross-functional expertise. At least one member of the team must enroll in the CNVC course. This course counts towards Trott Business Program and Dougan Scholars requirements.
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