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e-Fest Timeline

e-Fest, the entrepreneurship competition exclusively for undergraduate students, takes place yearly in April. There are many important dates and deadlines leading up to the event that teams and advisors need to be aware of. Below is an outline of the process with dates for the upcoming competition.

Oct 15 – Feb 1

Apply for a Development Grant

Feb 17 – Mar 12

Submit Your Pitch

Mar 28 / Apr 3

Finalists Notified / Announced

Apr 27 – Apr 29

e-Fest 2023

Development Grants Applications are closed for this year

Please check back in the fall for dates for 2023/24

EIX and the Schulze Family Foundation will award up to $125,000 in development grants to institutions to support developing e-Fest teams and/or entrepreneurship related programs and activities.

To be considered for the grant, schools must be a four-year college or university, offer at least one entrepreneurship course, and encourage the development of an undergraduate e-Fest team.

First time grantees will receive $2,500. Schools that received a grant(s) in the past and met grant requirements are eligible for a continuation grant of $1,500.

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