Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC)

Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC)


The Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) is the dedicated track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge program that supports Chicago Booth Executive MBA students worldwide. Second-year students in the Chicago Booth Executive MBA program are eligible to apply to the GNVC and participate as one of their capstone course requirements. A benefit of the GNVC is the participation of our alumni and members of the business community in the coaching and judging portions of the competition. More than 80 coaches, judges, panelists, and guest speakers participate in the GNVC each year.

The program is structured to meet the unique schedule needs of Chicago Booth executive MBA students. Since Chicago Booth has three global campuses—Chicago, London and Hong Kong—each campus hosts its own semi-finals event. The top teams across all campuses are invited to participate in the global finals, which are held in Chicago during the Executive MBA graduation week.

The GNVC application deadline is February 6, 2023 by EOD CT (no exceptions). The application is live! Apply using the link below.
2022 Winner:

Congratulations to See-Thru-AI (Chicago), winner of the 2022 Global New Venture Challenge. See-Thru-AI is a SaaS platform that makes it easy for companies using machine learning and artificial intelligence to demonstrate to regulators that they have designed and deployed systems in compliance with relevant regulatory and policy requirements. The company beat out five other teams to win first place and $50,000 at the virtual Global New Venture Challenge finals, which were held in June 2022.

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