Congratulations to the 2016 New Venture Challenge winners!
10 teams joined the New Venture Challenge this year and the top 4 enjoyed their share of $115,000 in cash and prizes. This year's winners were:
- LN Tech $52,500
- Let's Chat $45,000
- Desert Bee $15,000
- Helos $2,500
New Venture Challenge pitch
The top teams from the course will be invited to the New Venture Challenge pitch day for the chance to receive over $100,000 in seed investment funding and key services to launch and grow a company.
After being selected, the winning teams will be guided and advised by their mentors and will have access to office space to run their company.
Meet the instructor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Romar Services, L.L.C.
Named one of "America's Hot Young Entrepreneurs" by Fortune and an "Entrepreneur of the Year" by INC. Magazine, Scott Wald is currently the founder and President of Romar Services, L.L.C., a private family office and investment firm. Wald is also the founder, and former President and Chief Executive Officer of ASAP Software Express. Wald sold ASAP Software to Corporate Express (NASDAQ:CEXP), a multi-national distributor with revenues in excess of $10 billion. Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) purchased ASAP from Corporate Express. Wald is also co-founder of SurePayroll, the nation's largest provider of payroll services to small businesses over the Internet. He helped spearhead that firm from three employees to over 30,000 customers and its sale to Paychex (NAgtrSDAQ:PAYX). Scott also participated in the growth of the third most installed software package on the Windows platform. He was involved in InstallShield's early stage development through to its sale to MacroVision, as an active member of the board of directors.
Scott began his career in the marketing department of the New York-based Flagstaff Corporation, which later became Triarc (NYSE:TRY). After working as the assistant to the president, Scott returned to Arizona State University to complete his MBA. Upon graduation, Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) recruited Scott, where he received his grounding in the computer industry. Crain's Chicago Business named Wald to their list of 40 outstanding Chicagoans who've made it to the top of their fields before their 40th birthday. The University of Illinois also inducted Wald into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Achievement. Scott was inducted into Arizona State University's Hall of Fame for exhibiting exceptional professional success and service to the community. Scott currently is the founding instructor of New Venture Challenge (NVC) at Arizona State University. The NVC is taught to graduate level business and engineering students. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors of Arizona State University Foundation.
October 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Information Session with Scott Wald - MCRD 158
January 30, 2017 Deadline
New Venture Challenge Application Due (written)
By midnight Submit Applications to: email@example.com
February 3 & 6, 2017
New Venture Challenge Live Pitches & written application
2/3/17 - McCord Hall 158
2/6/17 - McCord Hall 156
Schedule pitch times here: https://newventurechallenge.eventbrite.com
February 27, 2017 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mandatory Orientation for selected teams - McCord Hall 164
Session B – Spring Term
New Venture Challenge course - McCord Hall 164
May 5, 2017
Finalist pitch competition event; prizes awarded
Call (480) 965-0474 for all event details
Center for Entrepreneurship
W. P. Carey School of Business
P.O. Box 876506
Tempe, Arizona 85287
Phone: (480) 965-0474