• Dare To Think Bigger.

  • Create A Business Plan.

  • $10,000 In Prizes.

Congratulations to the teams!

Top 10 Finalists!


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What is the Bronco Startup Challenge?

About the Competition

3 Month Business Competition

The Bronco Startup Challenge is a business competition designed to encourage students from different backgrounds, specialties, and expertise to create a unified vision. From ideation to business plan and beyond, the competition is designed to grow the horizons of innovative students. It is about startups, young and innovative companies who aim to disrupt and change the status quos.

$10,000 up for grabs to start your business!

Compete to win big cash prizes to ignite your startup! Also winners have the potential chance to get an opportunity to be invited to an elite acceleration program for 13 weeks to ignite your business!

Schedule of the Competition

The structure of the Bronco Startup Challenge is simple. We begin with an kickoff party to start the 3 month long sprint for business ideas, throw several workshops, mixers, and events midway through the process, and wrap up with an awards ceremony.

The Judges and Judging Process

The judges are well-known entrepreneurs and come from all kinds of backgrounds! We will be following a rubric which will judge your business idea on various categories such as innovativeness, scalability, and more.

From ideation to business plan and beyond, the competition is designed to grow the horizons of innovative students. It is about startups, young and innovative companies who aim to disrupt and change the status quos. So what are you going to do to change this world? Scroll down to submit yours and check out the dates to your right!

The Competition Begins Feb. 11th

Ideate & Innovate! Feb. 11th - Mar 25th

Closing Ceremony/Winners AnnouncedMay 12th

Extended Bronco Startup Challenge Timeline

Important Dates

CLICK ON EACH EVENT FOR MORE DETAILS!
You MUST attend at least ONE of the WORKSHOPS below if you are a participant!

Poly Founders & CEO will have entrepreneurship oriented meetings in these oncoming months so we highly urge you to drop by and see what you can learn.

  • February 11

    12 - 1 PM @ Lyra
    Be sure you’re at the opening kickoff of the Bronco Startup Challenge at Lyra during U-hour! Stick around afterward and meet your competition.

  • February 18

    12 - 1 PM @ 164-1080
    Startup Challenge Information Session by Dr. Nelson Pizarro

  • February 23

    12 - 1 PM @ 164-1080

  • March 2

    5 - 6 PM @ 164-1080
    Hosted by Professor Edmond Wu

  • March 8

    12 - 1 PM @ 163-1029

  • April 1

    DEADLINE @ 11:59PM
    Final day to submit your Business Proposals!

  • April 20

    Top 10 Finalists will be notified via email!
    If you were not selected, don't give up just yet! It's an annual competition!

  • April 21

    12 - 2 PM @ 164-1080
    Patents and Intellectual Property 101!

  • April 26

    5 - 7 PM @ 164-1080
    Learn to Pitch to Investors by the Pasadena Angels! All students, staff, and alumni are welcome! Pizza will be served.
    RSVP here: http://pitching-pasadena-angels.eventbrite.com

  • April 28

    5 - 7 PM @ 164-1080
    Learn to make your Finalist Pitch at the Bronco Startup Challenge Finals! (MANDATORY FOR FINALISTS)

  • May 12

    5 - 9 PM @ Ursa Major
    Head over to our award ceremony for free dinner and to see our industry judges critique the winning broncos! See the top ten businesses pitch and compete for up to $10,000 in cash prizes!
    Business Professional required for participants and business casual highly urged for attendees.

Partners

Checkout these awesome organizations!

This event would not be possible without these organizations, each of whom is deeply committed to empowering student innovators.

Here are

The Mentors

Here are

The Judges

Everette Taylor

Founder & CEO of Millisense

Esosa Agbonwaneten

Founder & CEO of Bulletin

Matt Fong

Founder & CEO of Pappa's Artisanal Restaurant

Edmond Wu

Founder of Quickly Franchise in USA

Alex Bayacal

Founder & CEO of Xander Bespoke

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