Feb. 23: Feb. 23: Venture Fund Business Plan Competition Deadline

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The NYU Law Venture Fund is excited to announce our Spring 2022 Business Plan Competition in conjunction with a Business Plan and Pitch Workshop hosted by the JD/MBA Association. More details are included below.

Venture Fund Business Plan Competition

Any student with an interest in entrepreneurship is invited to participate—regardless of their experience level.

We are looking for participants to submit a one to two minute video presentation or written pitch explaining their business idea in the field of LegalTech. Technology is redefining the field of law, and we know that the integration of technology is critical to developing legal solutions and services for the modern world.  Business ideas should focus on how technology can make the practice of law more efficient and effective.


Your video or written submission should explain the problem you are solving, what your solution is and how that solution works. You don’t have to be working on a startup to enter the competition. The goal here is to identify creative solutions to timely issues we face as a society today and get some practice around pitching that idea to a panel of entrepreneurs and VCs.

The deadline to submit is Wednesday, February 23 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All participants must be a current NYU Law student. Both individual and team submissions are allowed. Finalists will be invited to pitch their business plan live on Zoom to the panel of judges, and the winner will be awarded a $1,500 cash prize.

The following criteria will be used to judge the submissions and live pitches:

  • Submission (Clarity of pitch; Overall design)
  • Concept (Relevance of pain points; Innovation & novelty)
  • Impact (Practical usability; Social impact and benefit)
  • Complexity (Complexity of the idea; Scalability)

$1,500 in cash will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.

Reminder: No experience is necessary and all ideas are welcome!

Do you have questions or interest in speaking with a previous competition winner about the experience? Contact us at law.venturefund@nyu.edu

Business Plan and Pitch Workshop

The JD/MBA Association is hosting a workshop designed for students entering the Venture Fund’s Business Plan Competition. The workshop will teach participants the basics of how to create a business plan and how to pitch.


Date: Thursday, February 17th

Time: 3:20-5:20pm

Location: Furman Hall Room 334

Please send any questions about the workshop, please reach out to JD/MBA Association Co-President, Jessica Rollén: jessicarollen@nyu.edu and VP of Academic Development, Melanie Shapsis: mrs595@nyu.edu.

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