Welcome back entrepreneurs!

We hope you are ready to "bring it" this year because the competition will be fierce. As you know we will have universities from all over the region participating, so teams from Chihuahua, El Paso, and New Mexico get those business plans started because we will have a visiting university from Guadalajara. That is right! This year we have decided to allow one university to send up to three teams to participate as visitors (some prize restrictions apply) in the spirit of providing educational experiences to other fellow entrepreneurs from outside the region.

Additionally, we have more news to share; unfortunately, this year the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin announced that it has ended the global version of its student startup investment competition. The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition had been running for 32 years, and was a pioneer of investment competitions that are now ubiquitous around the world. So to the organizers of GVLIC, farewell! It has been a pleasure to learn and collaborate with you for so many years.

This year, based on your suggestions, we will continue to have a two-day event, and additionally, we have joined the Expo and the Elevator Pitch together so that more people from the community can come to see your ventures. So polish up your pitching skills because the crowd will be bigger than in previous years.

Fortunately, some things do not change, which in this case is great for all, since the winning team of the PDNVCE+E receives $10,000 cash plus in kind services with additional prizes available for other levels and best business plan.

So get ready because PDNVC+E promises to be the largest, most fun, and most innovative entrepreneurial event of 2016 in the Paso del Norte Region!


PDNVC+E 2016 Organizing Team