TCU Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition
TCU's Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition is a unique annual competition for undergraduate students around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products, or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community or a specific population - presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center at Texas Christian University.
Timeline and Process (through TCU)
- October 2016: Intent to Compete Registration opens
- If you plan to compete, please notify Polly Black, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 3, 2017: Executive Summary of Venture Concept, short answer questions and application (Deadline for Submission)
- March 7, 2017: Schools selected to compete notified
- April 7, 2017: Business Plan (Deadline for Submission)
- April 21-22, 2017: Competition on TCU Campus
Values-Centered Enterprise: Ventures submitted for the Values and Ventures® competition must be for-profit, values-centered enterprises. This is not a competition for nonprofit social enterprises. Examples include: for-profit businesses that also support the social or economic goals of customers, communities, employees and their families, suppliers and/or the environment. Consider contributions to sustainability, innovations in health and life sciences, innovations in energy, or opportunities for under-represented groups in business. Winning examples are showcased on the TCU Website.
Fees and Expenses: There is no fee for participation. TCU pays for lodging for each team (up to three rooms) for three days in a premier Fort Worth hotel, including all transportation to and from the hotel to TCU. Air/ground transportation to/from Fort Worth, Texas, is not included.
Grand Prize: $25,000
Second Place: $15,000
Third Place: $10,000
Founders Award: $5,000
Honorable Mention (6): $2,500
Elevator Pitch 1st Place: $1,000
Elevator Pitch 2nd Place: $500
Elevator Pitch 3rd Place: $250
Visit the TCU Values and Ventures Website http://www.neeley.tcu.edu/Centers/Neeley_Entrepreneurship_Center/Values_and_Ventures/Participant_Guide.aspx for more information about this competition.