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The goal of e-Fest® and the Schulze Business Concept Challenge is to provide a substantial opportunity for undergraduate students to exercise entrepreneurship, network with other emerging entrepreneurial leaders, and gain recognition for their business venture ideas and ability to pitch them effectively.

e-Fest is presented by EIX.org, whose mission is to improve the success rates of new ventures by promoting exceptional entrepreneurship teaching and thought leadership.

Participating Colleges & Universities

These 83 colleges and universities in North America participated.

2017 e-Fest Finalists

The list of finalists is posted here.


e-Fest® and EIX.org are philanthropic initiatives of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The event is hosted at and coordinated by the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St Thomas. Read more