VentureCat, Northwestern’s student startup competition, will be held on  May 23, 2018 on the Evanston Campus at the Kellogg Global Hub. Twenty five of Northwestern’s most promising student-founded startups will participate in a day-long showcase and celebration and compete for over $100,000 in prize money.


Teams must consist of at least one current Northwestern University student. Teams can be of any size and ventures can cover any industry. Teams that have previously placed and won prize money in the VentureCat Finals are precluded from participating. Semifinalists must be committed to fully participating in the Four Week Semifinalist Prep Program.