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Schedule and Key Dates

VentureCat 2020 Schedule:


VentureCat Info Sessions

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM OR 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM



Legal Workshop: University IP, Business Formation, and Founders’ Agreements

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 5:00 to 6:15 PM



Business Entity Formation Office Hours

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 1:30 to 4:00 PM



Applications Open

Applications open on March 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM CST.


Applications Close

Applications close on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST.


Semifinalists Announced

April 20, 2020 by EOD


Virtual VentureCat 2020 Kickoff Session for Semifinalists

April 21, 2020

5:15 to 6:00 PM via Zoom


VentureCat 2020 Finals and Public Showcase

May 20, 2020

May 20th events will be held virtually. Semifinals and Finals are private sessions. We will Livestream the Public Showcase – open to all to join. All times below are CST.

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Private Semifinals and Finals judged rounds (invite only)

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM: Public Showcase featuring the Finalist pitches, an Audience Favorite vote, award announcements and special guest Sam Shank, Kellogg ’04, Head of Hotels at Airbnb and CEO of HotelTonight (open to the public)


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