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VINES 48 Hour Launch

April 9 - April 11

VINES is ecstatic to bring back 48 HOUR LAUNCH, Vanderbilt’s largest student startup pitch competition, for 2021. Whether you’re a new founder of a business/organization or just want to test the waters on an ambitious idea, we welcome you to participate in this premier launchpad (and celebration) for entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt.

Get exclusive access to a slate of all-star mentors from diverse investment and entrepreneurial backgrounds – past mentors have included YCombinator alumniVC partners, and more!

..Participate in expert-led workshops for priceless advice on jumpstarting your idea, boosting your business plan, or honing your presentation skills.

Pitch your idea for a chance to win a $1500 INVESTMENT towards jumpstarting your business and access to VC/accelerator resources via our partners, including Contrary Capital (many additional prizes to be offered as well!)

Ceremonies, workshops, and mentor hours will take place throughout Saturday 4/10 (9-6 PM) and Sunday 4/11 (9-3 PM) over Zoom and pitches/judging will follow on Sunday afternoon.

Stay tuned for details about swag pick-up and meal reimbursements. And if you don’t have a co-founder or are looking for some extra help, opt-in to our Founder Matching program!

We will offer special opportunities for all participants to connect on the Friday before the competition.

PITCH SLOTS ARE LIMITED. All further applications after April 4th will only be accepted on a space-available basis.

Last minute registration is available here.


April 9
April 11
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