EMPOWERING the next generation of entrepreneurs April 1-2, 2022 ®

1 Since 2011

170Universities Companies186 Launched $1,250,000 Sponsor and In-kind Support $750,000 Cash Prizes 66Companies Judges and 600 Mentors Operating

2 186 Companies Launched

$750,000 Cash Prizes 3 Empowering the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Ten years ago, we had a dream: to reward students who come up with innovative business ideas that make a profit while also making a real impact on our community. Today, that dream is thriving as we continue to empower tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

The TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been championing college students across the Unites States and around the world, to leverage their business skills and innovation to create ventures that solve problems in their communities and countries, or the world.

Our 2022 competition will award student ventures with PAST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS cash prizes totaling more 2021 Cement Alternative Using Recycled Glass than $100,000. 2019 Biodegradable Alternative to Plastic Utensils 2018 Online Access for Autism Treatment We never charge students to participate. 2017 Real-Time Communication for Organ Teams selected to compete on the Transplants TCU campus have their lodging and 2016 No-Fee Neighborhood Banking Kiosks accommodations covered, as well as 2015 Human-Powered Threshing Machines for most meals. We do this through the Third World Farmers generosity of supporters who, like us, 2014 Robotic Process to Decrease Pathology believe business can be a force for good. Lab Errors 2013 Online Fundraising App for Small Organizations We invite you to join us 2012 Online Retailer for People with Disabilities 2011 Mattress Recycling Plants Employing the April 1-2, 2022. Disenfranchised

4 Lead the Charge on Socially Conscious Business Ventures

October 2021 Application and Registration Portal Opens February 1, 2022 Deadline for Applications February 4, 2022 Round 1 All Eligible Teams Notified February 11, 2022 Round 2 Teams Notified and Asked to Submit Elevator Pitch March 1, 2022 Round 3 Semi-finalist Teams Announced and Invited to Campus March 24, 2022 Business Plan Deadline for Semi-finalists April 1-2, 2022 Live Competition on TCU Campus

Countries17 42 Ventures States 405 5 Participating 2011-2021

UNITED STATES Hope College Southern and INTERNATIONAL A&M College American University Institute of Technology University of Bangladesh University of Southwestern Oklahoma Appalachian State University University of Professionals State University State University James Madison University University of - Erasmus University, St. Edwards University City Auburn University John Netherlands St. Mary’s University University of Mount Union Augustana University John Carroll University Istanbul Technical University State University of University of Nebraska - Babson College J.J. Strossmayer University, -Oneonta Lincoln Ball State University Stetson University Monterrey Institute of Baylor University Kennesaw State University University of North Carolina Technology, Mexico Belmont University Tarleton State University University of North National Pedagogical Brigham Young University Lehigh University Texas A&M University University Brown University Loyola Marymount Texas A&M University - National University of Science Lutheran University of Ohio Commerce & Technology California Polytechnic Michigan State University Texas A&M University - University of Pennsylvania , University - Pomona Millikin University Corpus Christi Canada University of Pikeville California Polytechnic New Jersey Institute of Texas A&M University - SRH University Heidelberg University of - San Luis Obispo Technology Texarkana University of Bamenda California State University - New Texas Christian University University of University of Brawijaya, San Bernardino North Carolina State Trinity University Indonesia Carnegie Mellon University University University of Southern Tuskegee University Mississippi University of British Columbia, Chapman University Northern Kentucky University Canada Air Force University of Tampa Christopher Newport Academy University of Calabar University Norwich University University of , Canada Clarkson University Ohio University University of Texas at Arlington University of Dhaka, Oklahoma State University Bangladesh University of Texas at Austin DePaul University - University of Maiduguri University of Arkansas University of Texas at Dallas Drexel University Cascades at Little Rock University of Nigeria - Nsukka University of the Incarnate East Carolina University Pennsylvania State University - Word University of Strathclyde, Prairie View A&M University Irvine Scotland Fayetteville State University Quinnipiac University University of California - University of the Incarnate Los Angeles University of - Word - Campus Baja Ferris University Regis University Whitewater Florida Atlantic University University of Central University of the Incarnate Oklahoma Word - Mexico City Richland College Villanova University , Fort Hays State University University Canada Franklin & Marshall College Saint Leo University Wake Forest University University of Western Ontario, George University Saint Mary’s University Walsh University Canada Georgetown University of Houston - Wartburg College Warsaw School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Samford University Victoria Poland Technology San Diego State University University of Idaho Washington University Wilfrid Laurier University, Georgia State University Seton Hall University Canada University of Illinois in St. Louis Grand Valley State University Siena College Yale-NUS College West Virginia University Grove City College Southern Methodist University William Paterson University of Louisiana

6 Sponsorship Opportunities

Principal Partner Associate Stakeholder Supporter Investor $25,000 Partner $5,000 $2,500 $50,000 $10,000 ® Charitable Charitable Charitable Charitable Charitable contribution amount contribution amount contribution amount contribution amount contribution amount $49,800 $24,850 $9,900 $4,900 $2,450 YES YES YES YES YES Invitation to Welcome Dinner Ten (10) Eight (8) Six (6) Four (4) Two (2) and Awards Reception Invitations Invitations Invitations Invitations Invitations Invitation to VIP Reception YES YES YES YES YES and Breakfast

Recognition on program YES YES YES YES YES and collateral

Recognition on website YES YES YES YES YES

Recognition on event signage YES YES YES YES YES

Swag or flyer in participant YES YES YES YES YES registration bags

Exclusive recognition YES YES YES YES NO at a competition event

YES YES YES YES Email blast to competition Four (4) Three (3) Two (2) One (1) NO participants over 12 months over 12 months over 12 months over 12 months

Sponsorship of a domestic team YES YES YES YES NO

Sponsorship of an YES YES YES NO NO international team Exclusive speaking opportunity YES YES YES NO NO at a competition event Prominent named YES YES YES NO NO sponsorship opportunity

*No equity stake is included/implied in the sponsor levels listed. The benefits listed will be modified if the event is virtual. 7 $1,250,000 Sponsor and In-kind Support

For more information, please contact: Matt Smilor, Director, Values and Ventures® Program | TCU Neeley School of Business [email protected] | 817-257-6797

8 Special Thanks to Our Previous Sponsors

PRINCIPAL INVESTORS STAKEHOLDERS Caroline and David Richards Anonymous Dallas Women’s Foundation Bourland, Wall & Wenzel PC Jane and Pat Bolin Cannon Design Jennifer and Stewart Richards Churchill Capital Kwikul Deep Relevance Partners Linda and Jim Ryffel Jim Austin Online Lisa and Ron Barrentine Linda and John Dolan Mackenzie and James Barrentine Mike Berry DEI Fund Morgan and Tyler Barrentine Molti.com Nancy Tartaglino Richards M-Pak, Inc. Sally and Jeff Biegert Provident Funding Associates Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation Sodexo TCU Tamara and Daniel Pullin

PARTNERS SUPPORTERS Four Day Weekend Anonymous Ingrid and Isabel HF Custom Solutions Jarvis Press Jacob Watson Marjorie and James Sly Marlene and Jim Beckman Marketplace Simulations Melissa and Matthew Smilor Powerhouse Retail Services Ricky Paradise TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Satori Capital Innovation The Shepherd Foundation Todd Boullion TCU Hyatt Place

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