Strakosch Venture Competition

The Strakosch Venture Competition is a university-wide business plan competition designed to promote and support entrepreneurship at Boston College. With mentoring from experienced alumni and faculty, students develop and implement the skills necessary to start successful businesses. Several sessions throughout the year offer additional coaching and advice from entrepreneurs, law partners, venture capitalists, and other executives.

 

Business plans are submitted for judging and finalists are chosen to present their plans to a panel of judges consisting of executives and entrepreneurial experts. The first place team will receive $7,500, second place $5,000, third place $2,000, and the crowd favorite team will receive $500.  Many participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses!

Check out our 2021 Finalists & Winners

WINNER

GiftPocket

GiftPocket is an app to manage all of your gift cards.

1ST RUNNER-UP

PXL, Inc.

PXL, Inc is where LinkedIn meets Upwork for content creation.

2ND RUNNER-UP

Bumpr

Bumpr is an Uber for advertising revolutionizing out-of-home advertisements.

2ND RUNNER-UP

Upsurge

Upsurge makes investing simple.

CROWD FAVORITE

My Brother's
Friend

My Brother's Friend is  a curated marketplace for artisanal brands.

WINNER

Cambridge Biomedical

Cambridge Biomedical Analytics is the Bloomberg terminal for biomedicine, a fully automated software  allowing one to understand a disease within minutes.

1ST RUNNER-UP

PhoebeJon

A female workwear brand that takes the work out of dressing for work.  PhoebeJob offer adjustable designs that ease the transition  between office, commute, and events.

2ND RUNNER-UP

Digi

A virtual platform offering bookable live cooking classes with professional chefs, bakers, and bartenders from local restaurants.

CROWD FAVORITE

FutureFits

FutureFits is a browser extension that allows shoppers to save their favorite items for later.

2019 Winners

WINNER

Bruzd Foods

BRÜZD is a start-up dedicated to embracing and celebrating the imperfections of bruised, cosmetically imperfect, and excess produce.

RUNNER-UP

Wunderite

Wunderite lets you spend less time bookkeeping and more time doing. Manage your business profiles, leverage our data sets, and automatically fill out forms.

SOCIAL IMPACT

GiveCard

A non-profit giving special debit cards and financial services to the homeless.

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2018 Winners

WINNER

Aryeo

Provides software solutions for real estate photographers to run their business on.

RUNNER-UP

Trackster

Creating the best running app for teams by capturing all elements of training and improving communication between coach and athlete.

SOCIAL IMPACT

UniMarkit

 The go-to marketplace for college students looking to safely buy or sell stuff on campus.