PCV Prize 2021 Schedule

Dates & info for 2022 TBA

Registration

Check Your Eligibility

All students enrolled at any institution around the world are invited to compete in the PCV Prize.
Teams of up to 5 will pitch their early stage climate startup concepts to industry leaders and venture capitalists.
Team eligibility varies by competition track.

Official Rules

Pick a Track

Collegiate Tracks

  1. Waste & Circularity
  2. Energy & Transportation​
  3. Food & Agriculture
  4. Wildcard
​
High School Tracks
  1. Spark Teen High School Track

Find Your Track

Individual Registration

MAR

29

11:59 PM

EST

Register individually and start building your team through our online PCV Prize Discord community and stay up to date with our latest news.

Register Now!

Team Registration

APR

5

11:59 PM

EST

Teams will need to fully register by the deadline to qualify for the competition. Teams will need to choose a track in which to complete. Full rules can be found here.

Team Registration

Attend a State-of-the-Field Panel

Discussions about current research, innovations, and challenges with leading experts in the fields.

Waste & Circularity

Co-sponsored by Penn SSAP

MAR

30

8 PM

EST

Dr. Jim Hagan @ Penn LPS
Shuo Yang @ Fifty Years
with Caitlyn McCloskey from PEG as moderator

Energy & Transportation

Co-sponsored by the Penn Environmental Group

APR

1

5 PM

EST

Dr. Arthur van Benthem @ Wharton
Dr. Peter Psarras @ Penn Carbon Capture
Ally Warson @ UP Partners
E. Mitchell Swaan @ PEA
with Ben May from ThinkOcean as moderator

Food & Agriculture

Co-sponsored by the Wharton AgriBusiness Club

APR

2

4 PM

EST

Dr. Zhengxia Dou @ Penn Vet
Dr. David Galligan @ Penn Vet
Alex Behar @ Cultivian Sandbox
with Akaash Padmanabha from Penn Dining Advisory as moderator

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PCV Prize Launch Event

You will be briefed on prize details, hear from Dr. Majumdar, and get a chance to network with peers.

Opening Keynote with Dr. Arun Majumdar

APR

3

1 PM

EST

Founding Director @ ARPA-E
Former VP, Energy @ Google
Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy @ Stanford

Find a Team

APR

3

2 PM

EST

Speed-dating, but for climate co-founders.

Workshop Your Proposal

VC Panel: Investing, Due Diligence, and Strategic Partnerships

Co-sponsored by Penn Undergraduate Capital Partners

APR

13

5 PM

EST

Kimberly Zou @ Energy Impact Partners
Ry Storey-Fisher @ Powerhouse Fund
Franz Hochstrasser @ Raise Green

Pitch Office Hours

Sign up for mentor office hours.

Sign Up Here

First Round Judging
Due 4/16 at 11:59 PM EST


Submit Your Decks!

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