Competition Details

Participation Dates
Find out when each phase of the competition happens.

Competition Rounds
Learn more about each of the six rounds in the competitions, including the…

  • Trade Show
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Start-up Round
  • Semifinal Round
  • Final Round
  • Lightning Round

Rules and Guidelines
Get the details here.

Event Schedule
Learn what happens each day of the three day competition.

Team Requirements
Read the details of what is required for teams to compete.

Read about the more than $50,000 we give out in awards at NVC!

Read about our judges and how we select them.

Answers to a variety of questions, quandaries, curiosities, and other inquiries.