VentureCat 2023 Public Showcase

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VentureCat 2023 Public Showcase

VentureCat is Northwestern's annual student startup competition.

By Northwestern University

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, May 31 · 6 - 8pm CDT


Kellogg Global Hub 2211 Campus Drive White Auditorium Evanston, IL 60208

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

VentureCat is Northwestern’s annual student startup competition and celebrates the University’s most promising student founders.

The program culminates in a pitch competition in which more than $325,000 in non-dilutive prize money is distributed to student ventures. The program and non-dilutive prize money awarded to student ventures is made possible by generous sponsorship from the Levy Institute, Lanny and Sharon Martin and Exelon.

Join us on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 PM CT for the Public Showcase where we will feature the six finalist teams and their pitches. You will vote to award our audience favorite prize and we will announce our finals prize winners–including the grand prize of $150,000.

Our 25 semifinalist teams span five tracks - Business Products & Services; Consumer Products & Services; Energy & Sustainability; Life Sciences & Medical Innovation; and Social Impact.

This event is free and open to the public to attend. We're excited to offer a hybrid event, with an in-person showcase on Northwestern's Evanston campus and a livestream. Beginning on May 31 at 6:00 PM CST, viewers can access the Public Showcase livestream here!

Learn more about VentureCat in the below video.

See photos from last year's public showcase below!

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