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Welcome to the 38th INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC)

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Build New Businesses


Entry for the 38th IVC is now open. Closing date 18 March 2019.


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The INSEAD Venture Competition is a bi-yearly competition that represents a natural and exciting step in the INSEAD entrepreneurial students venture’s development, allowing them to pitch their venture concept and planning. Whether they become winners of prizes, go on to implement their ideas or simply take advantage in the learning, the competition represents a valuable initiative for entrepreneurs to build on their ideas and take their ventures forward.

The prize purse from our generous supporters comprise:

  • €35,000 for the winner of the IVC
  • €15,000 for 2nd place winner
  • €5,000 for Patrick Turner MBA'78 Prize
  • €5,000 for Coromandel Foundation Social Impact Award (Optional*)
  • €5,000 for Low Tech Award (Optional*)

*To be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel


The awards are valuable to help the winners of the competition to start up their new

venture. They will also gain credibility and exposure to an audience, as well as excitement and momentum to take their ventures forward.

2019 Supporters

The competition funds and supports come from our generous INSEAD alumni and industry partners. Their mission is to help build great entrepreneurial leaders and successful ventures for our students.


  • Rudolf Maag, MBA'73 for his kind and generous support for entrepreneurship activities at INSEAD.
  • Thomas C. Barry for his kind and generous support of the IVC First Place Award.
  • Neil Raymond, MBA’98J and Pacific Prime for their kind support to the IVC.
  • Ben Ling GEMBA’16A for his kind support to the IVC.
  • All alumni and friends of INSEAD who donated to the Patrick Turner MBA’78 Memorial Fund
  • Kathryn From, MBA‘91J for supporting the Low Tech Award.
  • Sajan Koch, EMBA’08D for supporting the Coromandel Foundation Social Impact Award.
  • David M. Roth for his support to the IVC and his role as a Chairperson.
  • Ben Blomerley, MBA'11J
  • National Alumni Association UK Entrepreneurs Group Business Angel for providing a pitching berth at its event.
  • Ian Brown, IEP’00 and Entrepreneur in Residence for providing an in-kind prize of introduction and access to leading investors.
  • MOHARA and Ben Blomerley, MBA'11J for providing development support.
  • BlueMeg
  • Ideas on Stage

Organised by the Rudolf & Valeria Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE)