March 30th - April 24th | Open to students globally.

Penn Climate Ventures Prize

catalyzing climate action


Registration Closed for 2021

Dive into the most pressing environmental issues of today.

Kickstart a climate startup in three weeks, supported by a world-class network of mentors.

Week 1

Panels & Team
Formation

Important Dates

  • 3/29: Regular Registration Deadline
  • 3/30 - 4/4: Panels & Team Formation
  • 4/5: Register Your Team
  • 4/6 - 4/15: Pitch Office Hours
  • 4/16: First Round Submissions
  • 4/24: Live Finals Pitches
Full Event Schedule

Week 2

Workshop Your Proposal
with Mentor Office Hours

Eligibility

  • All students enrolled at a university or high school in the world are eligible to compete in the collegiate tracks or high school track, respectively.
  • Teams may have 1-5 members.
Official Rules

Week 3

Finalize Proposal &
Prepare Pitch

Additional Info​​

  • You may register as an individual or with a team, but every member of the team should fill out the individual registration form.
  • You do not need any prior experience with tech or startups to attend. Anyone interested in entrepreneurship or climate action should apply.
FAQs

Mentors, Judges, & Speakers

Dennis
Dennis Woodside

President
@ Impossible Foods

Arun
Dr. Arun Majumdar

Founding Director
@ ARPA-E
Former VP of Energy
@ Google

Marisa
Marisa Sweeney

Director
@ Generate Capital

Lidiya
Lidiya Dervisheva

Partner
@ Next47

+ more

Prizes

First

$1000

Second

$500

Third

$250

Live Finals, 4/24 at 12 PM EST,
with keynote from

Dennis
Dennis Woodside

President of Impossible Foods

and judging by

Lidiya Dervisheva
Lidiya Dervisheva

Partner
@ Next47

Seth Bannon
Seth Bannon

Founding Partner
@ Fifty Years

Marisa Sweeney
Marisa Sweeney

Director
@ Generate Capital

Sam Bursten
Sam Bursten

Vice President
@ Energy Impact Partners

View 2021 PCV Prize Winning Pitches

Registration Closed for 2021