e-Fest® and the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge kicks off in March with an online round as a panel of entrepreneurs select the top 25 student teams to move forward in the competition. Each online submission receives at least two anonymous judging scores, which are computed to determine the Top 25 Finalist teams. Read about the judging criteria.
After this online round, the Top 25 Finalist Teams are invited to compete in person at e-Fest® (all expenses paid) at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship located on the University of St. Thomas campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Becoming one of the 25 e-Fest® finalist teams is an elite recognition in itself. But wait there’s more! Finalist teams have the chance to network with other top student entrepreneurs from across the nation, attend workshops, promote their businesses to national news outlets, meet Richard M. Schulze, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Best Buy, and take home a portion of over $215,000 in cash prizes.