TCU's Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition

Inspiring doesn't begin to cover it.

VandV Devan speaking

Each spring, we invite students from around the world to pitch ideas for conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while also solving a problem. Winners take home thousands of dollars to help make their ideas come true.

Recycling plants that employ the homeless. Better access to autism treatment. Human-powered farm machines. Payment kiosks that don’t charge banking fees. These are a few of the business ideas we’ve awarded over the past 10 years.

Join us for 10 years of celebrating trailblazers. Bring us your idea. Let’s change the world.  

April 24-25, 2020

How to apply: Click on the Guidelines button for rules and eligibility.

Applications open: October 2019.

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST.


Grand Prize $40,000
Second Place $25,000
Third Place $15,000
Honorable Mentions (6) $2,500 each
Elevator Pitch First $1,250
Elevator Pitch Second $750
Elevator Pitch Third $500
Honorable Mentions (3) $250 each

Plus additional in-kind awards from our sponsors.

Special Awards

All teams are eligible for these special cash awards.

Founders Award $5,000
Sly Innovation Award $2,500