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Applications closed on March 5. Refer to Finalists to see the top five ventures.

Venture Eligibility

Coming Soon in May 2023


At least 50% underrepresented* founding team


At least one founder must be a current Penn student** (undergraduate, graduate, students on a leave of absence are eligible). 


Early stage (have not raised more than $50,000 in funding from angel investors or VCs). In addition, not part of any accelerator or incubator program. 

* Underrepresented refers to women-identifying, non-binary and gender non-confirming individuals. 
**The Penn student must have played a significant role in conceiving the venture or hold a key management role in the venture and currently be actively involved in the business venture.

past winners

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