Galant Challenge

Have a compelling seed- or early-stage venture?
Seeking investors to take it to the next level?

The Galant Challenge connects seed and early-stage ventures from the UVA community with potential investors. Since launching in 2012, the annual pitch competition hosted by the McIntire School of Commerce's Galant Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has become one of the nation's premier university startup events, with significant funding by investors each year. In the 2022 Challenge, more than $3 million was invested in six companies by our panel of investors.  

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2023 Galant Challenge

This year, the Galant Challenge will take place at UVA on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 

The deadline to submit a pitch is March 14, 2023. Ventures will be notified by the week of April 10 if they are selected to pitch in person at UVA.