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New Venture Championship Announces 2021 Semifinalists

The Oregon New Venture Championship (NVC), presented by the Lundquist College of Business, is proud to announce its 16 semifinalist teams.

NVC is a six-round business competition that encourages young entrepreneurs to develop their business dreams into reality. Teams of students from around the world submit their plans in hopes of being selected as one of the 16 semifinalists who will compete for $50,000 in total cash awards. This year, more than 70 teams applied to compete.

Aside from monetary prizes, teams receive feedback from judges—industry leaders who volunteer to share feedback and guidance with competitors—and vie to capture the attention of angel investors.

As it celebrates its 30th year, NVC found itself pivoting to an online model in response to the global pandemic. This year’s competition will take place virtually during a week’s worth of events to be held April 19-23.

The Lundquist College extends its thanks to all the teams who participated in the qualifying round. We send our congratulations to the following teams and their schools:

  • Benegraft
    Johns Hopkins University (United States)
  • BioSeal XE
    Oklahoma State University (United States)
  • Blue Comet Medical Solutions
    Northwestern University (United States)
  • EcoDabba Packaging Products LLP
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India)
  • EmpowerMe
    Western University (Canada)
  • Gene Gazer Inc.
    University of Oregon (United States)
  • JUNO
    University of Oklahoma (United States)
  • Leap Snacks
    University of California, Los Angeles (United States)
  • LiRA
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
  • Molly Ally
    Thammasat University (Thailand)
  • MyAutO2, LLC
    University of Michigan (United States)
  • Project Prana
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
  • ReNew Innovations
    Sasin School of Management (Thailand)
  • SweatHeart
    University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Transfoam
    University of Virginia (United States)
  • Uniphage Inc.
    Yale-NUS College (Singapore)

—Amanda Miner, Lundquist College Communications