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We hope you are ready to be part of the event that is transforming the Paso del Norte region. This year we have gone above and beyond to collaborate with other local institutions on this side and across the border in order to raise the level of our competition. In fact, this year we decided to expand the reach of our competition to Chihuahua city. So now we can enable more students and entrepreneurs to create or grow a start-up company, and to provide them with professional direction and mentorship for their ventures.

But wait, that is not all, we have more exciting news! This year also we have decided to merge the Paso del Norte Venture Expo and the Competition together, so that the students have the additional experience of presenting their ventures in a professional environment with real Venture Capitalists. This extra component will be graded and will count towards their ticket to the final rounds.

As you know, the winning team of the PDNVCE receives $10,000 cash plus in kind services with additional prizes available for other levels and best business plan.

Additionally, the overall winning team will receive an invitation to participate in The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business Venture Labs Investment Competition. The winning team of this competition as the opportunity to win up to a $100,000 mixture of in kind services and cash.

If all of this was not enough, the top UTEP team is invited to compete in UT system's new competition, along with travel funds, where they also have an opportunity to win up to a $100,000!

So get ready because PDNVCE promises to be the largest, most fun, and most innovative entrepreneurial event of 2014!