Registration is now closed.

Registration for the Spring 2022 Cozad New Venture Challenge will be open in January or February 2022.

Who is eligible to participate?
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete for the award regardless of college, department, or major. Students must be enrolled full-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the academic year in which they are competing. All teams must include at least one full-time student in order to compete. Forming a team is not required; students may participate on their own.

What else should I know?

  • For full details of the official rules, guidelines, and judging criteria, see Cozad Rules.
  • The Cozad 2021 Competition Waiver & Rules Acknowledgement can be found here.
  • You may wish to customize your startup idea to be eligible for certain category-specific prizes. For a details about prizes that were offered in 2018-19, see the 2018-19 Prize List. Prizes may differ from year to year.