The Veterinary Innovation Challenge is a global search for the ideas that will shape the future of veterinary medicine: whether companion animal or lab animal, pet products or livestock equipment, equine or oncology. The challenge will foster innovative student-driven ventures through a comprehensive platform. Veterinary students from all AVMA-accredited schools around the world are eligible to form teams and enter the competition. Participating teams develop their ideas with guidance from top business leaders who serve as mentors. After initial plan submission, the top eight teams attend the finals in Philadelphia, PA in September 2014. From these eight, a panel of judges will select the top three teams, who will receive national press attention and share more than $17,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to help them jumpstart their businesses. The Grand Prize winning team will walk away with $10,000 cash!
2014 Important Dates:
2014 Website Launch/Applications Open Monday, January 20, 2014
Applications/Executive Summaries Due Thursday, May 1, 2014
2014 VIC Finalist Teams Announced Sunday, June 1, 2014
2014 VIC Grand Finals Saturday, September 6, 2014