TCU's Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition

Inspiring doesn't begin to cover it.

10 years

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. Real-time organ donor communication. 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

Click the GUIDELINES button for rules and eligibility.

Click the APPLY NOW button to apply.

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CST.


Grand Prize $100,000*
Second Place $40,000
Third Place $20,000
Honorable Mentions (6) $5,000 each
Elevator Pitch First $2,000
Elevator Pitch Second $1,500
Elevator Pitch Third $1,000
Honorable Mentions (3) $500 each

Plus additional in-kind awards from our sponsors.

* $100,000 Grand Prize = $50,000 cash at competition + $50,000 cash at 2021 competition upon completion of milestones.

Special Awards

All teams are eligible for these special cash awards.

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