Knapp Venture Competition


The 34th Annual Knapp Venture Competition

Final Round

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
5:00 p.m.

Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson

Reception to follow in C Atrium to announce the winners.



Now in its 34th year, our event has evolved into one of the premier academic business plan competitions in Southern California as it encourages Anderson students to showcase their talents and learn from insights of successful entrepreneurs and business executives. The Knapp Competition has given over 1,800 UCLA Anderson students a unique venture creation experience that has been instrumental in launching numerous businesses.

Over the course of the academic year, Anderson students refine business concepts, build management teams, and develop business plans that they then submit to the Knapp Venture Competition. A select group of business plans have been chosen to compete in the semi-finals, with the top submissions advancing to the finals on May 14nd. The judging panels, which are comprised of entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, and senior executives, play a critical role in shaping the outcome and educational experience of the competition. Our judges not only ask questions to evaluate each entry's viability, but also provide students with constructive feedback and suggestions for going forward with their ventures. After a closed deliberation, the five Knapp finalists will be announced via email the following the day.

2014 Highlights


Entrepreneurs Take the Stage at the 2014 Knapp Venture Competition

The 2014 winning teams – who pitched their business ideas in Korn Hall to a panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs – presented innovative, game-changing solutions for the education, health care, tourism, retail and fashion industries. Read on to learn more about their ventures.

View 2014 Winners


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