Big Changes Ahead for the 2019 Draper Competition
The Draper Competition has become an on-ramp for collegiate women seeking access to entrepreneurship education, capital, and networks. This remains the only U.S. Competition advancing collegiate women entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 2013, the competition has grown significantly each year - but we are aiming higher this year!
New Track System:
Teams will apply one of the five tracks that best fits their venture: Product, Service, Mobile App, Social Impact, General. Up to 15 teams per track will be invited to campus for Competition Day.
New Judging System:
Teams invited to Competition Day will not only display their ventures during the Trade Show Expo, but they will each present to a panel of judges with track-specific expertise. Finalists will be chosen based on both the presentations and the showcases. This allows teams to not only to improve their pitches but also to think through various parts of their business.
New Prize Structure:
$25,000 - Grand Prize Winner + Draper U Scholarship
$10,000 - Second Place by Track (not including Grand Prize winner track) + Draper U Scholarship
$5,000 - Third Place by Track
$1,500 - Track Honorable Mentions by Track
$500 - Fan Favorite by Track