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Idea Labs-V2 Track


V2-Venture Vetting

Idea Labs prepare students to enter the V2 competition. Venture Vetting (V2) is a campus-wide entrepreneurship competition where the venture and the entrepreneur, rather than the Business Plan, are vetted by potential investors.  USD students present their business idea to a panel of angel investors through a pitch deck presentation and one-on-one session.  Semi-finalists participate in a poster-board session.

V2 will award $25,000 in 2014 and has awarded $40,000 in cash prizes to students since its beginning in 2012. V2 is organized by the School of Business and is open to all University of San Diego Students.

V2 Track 2013-2014

1. V2 Intro
October 8, 2013, Serra Hall Room, 212

2. Entrepreneurship Legacy Conference
November 14, 2013, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

3. Business Model Design
November 15, 2013, 11:00am-3:00pm, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Rooms ABC

4. Pitch 101
November 19, 2013, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Olin 125

5. V2 Re-intro
February 20, 2014, 12:30pm-2:00pm, SOLES 102

6. Pitch Deck Coaching

Get feedback from experts on your pitch deck, network, and connect with potential business partners.
February 25, 2014, 12:15pm-2:00pm, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

V2 Competition-Game on!
The winning ideas that make it to the final round will have the opportunity to win up to $25,000.

V2 Deadlines

Pitch Deck Due: March 20, 2014
Finalists Announced: March 27, 2014
V2 Competition: April 3, 2014

V2 Contact Information

Please contact or Michael Lawless for more information. You can also visit our website at