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Manage business competitions, end-to-end

No more spreadsheets, long email chains, paper rubrics, or handouts. VentureDash provides a modern framework for facilitating entrepreneurship competitions.

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Host competitions

Set a format, invite participants, manage scoring, and more. All the essential ingredients to build, run, and manage a business competition are included.

Everything a host could need

  • Competition timeline

    A master checklist for running a successful competition, the timeline drives the process. It’s your step-by-step guide through four stages: Setup, Before, During, and After.

  • Helpful templates

    Choose from our helpful component templates and customize them to fit your needs. Or create your own components with custom rubrics and settings.

  • Fully customizable

    Design any type of competition on VentureDash. Easily set your own component weights, scoring divisions, rubric criteria, participant sign-up forms, business applications, and more!

The VentureDash timeline user interface

VentureDash does the heavy lifting

  • Collect entry fees

    Set a price and seamlessly take payments right inside VentureDash. Accepting cash or check? Mark participants as “paid” during check-in.

  • File submissions

    Accept document uploads of almost any file type from businesses to be evaluated as part of your competition.

  • Judge evaluations and score approval

    Stay organized with a streamlined process for collecting and approving scores from judges. Judges get notified when it’s time to evaluate; you control what makes it to the leaderboard.

  • Built-in scoring system

    VentureDash automatically tallies approved scores and ranks the top businesses. The days of double-checking your napkin math are over!

An example competition landing page

Run your competition

  • Communication tools

    Send quick announcements to participants and build surveys to collect feedback.

  • Co-host invites

    Divide and conquer – assemble a team to help you coordinate your competition.

  • Tasks

    Create reminders and to-dos, right in the competition timeline. You can also create tasks for participants.

The VentureDash component template user interface

Why wait to try it?
Set up your competition for free.

Manage a series of competitions

Build a group of competitions that share your format, templates, and best practices. Thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems use VentureDash as a foundation to fuel startup activity.

Entrepreneurship at scale

  • Shared competition formats

    In a series, competitions inherit settings from a shared template. Some competitions may be unique, so it’s easy to make changes at the single competition level.

  • Robust efficiency

    Run 10 competitions or 100 competitions. VentureDash makes it possible to expand your reach and maximize your impact.

The VentureDash competition user interface
Need help deciding if a competition series is the right solution for your needs? Interested in purchasing competitions at a discounted rate? Get in touch!
The VentureDash support team

Stellar support

We have an entire library of resources to help you get your competition up and running on VentureDash. Find tutorials, best practices, and even a community of VentureDash users – all inside our Help Center.

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Basic, no-frills pricing

No confusing plans or upgrades. And, every competition comes with ALL the features we offer! Set your competition up for free and pay one simple fee to open it up for applications.

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