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The VentureCat Public Showcase celebrates Northwestern’s most-promising student founders and is open to students, alumni, investors and the general public. 

To begin competition day, Semifinalist teams pitch their ventures to industry experts behind closed doors. Finalists are announced and they move on to one more round of closed-door pitching and Q&A with a new panel of esteemed judges. The day ends with the public event, which includes a keynote speaker and Finalist teams pitching to the crowd. 

Audience members vote for their favorite venture to award the Audience Favorite Vote and Grand Prize winners are announced. 

Save the date for VentureCat 2021 – Wednesday, May 19! More information on event registration will be posted as available. Sign up to receive updates via email.

Check out 2020’s virtual Public Showcase in the meantime!