Values and Ventures

Inspiring doesn't begin to cover it.

We invite undergraduate students from around the world to pitch ideas for conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while also solving a problem. Recycling plants that employ the homeless. Better access to autism treatment. Human-powered farm machines. Real-time organ donor communication. Winners take home thousands of dollars to help make their ideas come true.

April 16-17, 2021

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Totals Since 2010

Companies Launched or Launching
Companies Operating
Sponsor and In-kind Support
Cash Prizes
Judges and Mentors
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Values and Ventures® awards thousands of dollars in capital to undergrad students who have winning ideas for profitable companies that do well by doing good.


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 2022 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


Let's change the world.

Watch our video for a glimpse into the action and enthusiasm that is Values and Ventures.