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Welcome to the 38th INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC)

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Build New Businesses


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.

  • €35,000 for Thomas C. Barry Prize
  • €15,000 for 2nd place winner
  • €5,000 for Patrick Turner MBA'78 Prize
  • Up to €10,000 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

We are grateful to the following supporters of the IVC:

  • Rudolf Maag, MBA'73
  • Thomas C. Barry
  • Neil Raymond, MBA’98J
  • Ben Ling GEMBA’16A
  • All alumni and friends of INSEAD who donated to the Patrick Turner MBA’78 Memorial Fund
  • Kathryn From, MBA‘91J
  • Sajan Koch, EMBA’08D
  • David M. Roth
  • Ben Blomerley, MBA'11J
  • National Alumni Association UK Entrepreneurs Group Business Angel
  • Ian Brown, IEP’00


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