Launch DePaul Kicks Off with Info Session on 1/27

LaunchDePaul_GeneralInfo_2015_picIt’s that time of the year again, DePaul students! Join us on Tuesday, January 27th, for the Launch DePaul Info Session to kick off our annual new venture competition. If you’re a member of the DePaul community, Launch DePaul is your opportunity to submit and pitch a new business idea to win cash prizes and in-kind services to help you launch your new venture.

A series of workshops throughout the Winter quarter will help students prepare for the submission deadline on April 1st. 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 prize pool of $17,000 in cash and additional awards of in-kind services.

The prize pool will be distributed among a total of six final teams (in two divisions, undergraduate and graduate) based on evaluations from our team of judges at the Launch DePaul Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2015. A People’s Choice Award will be determined by audience votes.

Launch DePaul is the major event for the Center in Spring 2015, and we are looking for individuals to be involved in many ways — as participants, sponsors, judges, and more. Email cec@depaul.edu if you’d like to be involved!