The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed to hone the skills that undergraduate women need to advance from idea to venture creation. Through multiple rounds of competition, students demonstrate an understanding of a problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address it, and how their idea presents the best solution to the problem.
The competition is for new, for-profit, independent ventures in the seed, start-up or early growth stages. Ventures with a social impact focus are eligible as long as there is a revenue-generating component to the venture. Ventures that qualify for 501(c) status are not eligible.
An existing business is eligible only if, as of 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2021, it has
- received less than $25,000 in funding
- earned less than $100,000 in gross revenue
Ventures must be wholly owned by the team (i.e., investor-funded ventures will be disqualified).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB. 4, 2022