Penn Climate Venture

Ages:High School, Undergraduate, Graduate

Category:Entrepreneurship

Scope:International

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The PCV Prize is a new annual competition where student teams can pitch a climate tech startup concept for a chance at place awards and VC introductions, as well as mentorship and publicity opportunities. To spur climate innovation, we need more human capital going into the space. The PCV Prize serves as a hands-on testing ground for students to dive into climate tech.

After registering your team, complete your round 1 submission items:  

  • Submission Materials
  • 5-Minute Pitch Video
  • Pitch Deck
  • (Optional) 2 Supplemental PDFs [10 pages max per PDF] Finalists will them compete live and participate in an awards session.

First-round pitches are ranked on:
  • Technical feasibility
  • Potential environmental impact
  • Financial viability ​
Penn Climate Venture Award

Individual Award.

  • First: $1,000
  • Second: $500
  • Third: $250

Website: https://pennclimateventure.wixsite.com/my-site

Managing Organization: Spark Teen

Contact:


Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Eligibility PCV Prize teams compete in groups of 1-5. Depending on your track, different eligibility rules may apply. The PCV Prize team reserves the right to determine a team’s eligibility.   For All Teams: You do NOT need to have an incorporated business to apply; all concepts are welcome, whether it's just a great idea or a revenue-making startup. If you do have an established startup, you must not have received more than $25K in external funding, dilutive or non-dilutive.   For Collegiate Teams: All team members must be currently enrolled students, at either the high school, undergrad, or graduate school level. We'd recommend teams solely consisting of high school members to participate in the high school track.   For High School Teams: All team members must be currently enrolled in a high school anywhere around the world.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The PCV Prize is a new annual competition where student teams can pitch a climate tech startup concept for a chance at place awards and VC introductions, as well as mentorship and publicity opportunities. To spur climate innovation, we need more human capital going into the space. The PCV Prize serves as a hands-on testing ground for students to dive into climate tech.

Process

After registering your team, complete your round 1 submission items:  
  • Submission Materials
  • 5-Minute Pitch Video
  • Pitch Deck
  • (Optional) 2 Supplemental PDFs [10 pages max per PDF] Finalists will them compete live and participate in an awards session.

Criteria

First-round pitches are ranked on:
  • Technical feasibility
  • Potential environmental impact
  • Financial viability ​

Awards

Penn Climate Venture Award

Individual Award.

  • First: $1,000
  • Second: $500
  • Third: $250

Participate

Website: https://pennclimateventure.wixsite.com/my-site

Managing Organization: Spark Teen

Contact:


Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Eligibility PCV Prize teams compete in groups of 1-5. Depending on your track, different eligibility rules may apply. The PCV Prize team reserves the right to determine a team’s eligibility.   For All Teams: You do NOT need to have an incorporated business to apply; all concepts are welcome, whether it's just a great idea or a revenue-making startup. If you do have an established startup, you must not have received more than $25K in external funding, dilutive or non-dilutive.   For Collegiate Teams: All team members must be currently enrolled students, at either the high school, undergrad, or graduate school level. We'd recommend teams solely consisting of high school members to participate in the high school track.   For High School Teams: All team members must be currently enrolled in a high school anywhere around the world.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.