Launch DePaul 2015

Launch-DePaul-2015-1200If you’re a member of the DePaul community, Launch DePaul is your opportunity to submit and pitch a new business idea. Win cash prizes and in-kind services to help you launch your new venture! In addition to the competition, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a series of workshops to assist participants in preparation for the submission deadline on April 1, 2015.

Current DePaul University undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni of 2014, are eligible to compete. To participate, a team must have at least two and no more than six members. Fifty percent of the team must consist of current DePaul students or 2014 graduates. Teams will compete for a pool of $17,000 in cash and additional awards of in-kind services.

The prize pool will be distributed among the six final teams based on evaluations from our team of judges at the event, as well as audience votes, at the Launch DePaul Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2015.

Launch DePaul is a major event of the Center in Spring 2015, and we are looking for individuals to be involved in many ways– as participants, sponsors, judges, and more. Please keep updated with more information as it becomes available.

Competition Rules and Guidelines
Application Overview
Guide to Submitting a Competitive Application
Important Dates


Submit Your Launch DePaul 2015 Application HERE


Please mark your calendars to join us for our Launch DePaul Awards Night on May 5, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm, where the six final teams will present their new venture ideas to a team of judges.