Galant Challenge

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

The Galant Center’s annual "Shark Tank"-type pitch competition connects compelling seed- and early-stage ventures from the UVA community with potential investors. In recent years, this exciting event has successfully funded ventures with nearly $5 million in capital.

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2022 Galant Challenge

The 2022 Galant Challenge will take place at UVA on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. If selected, you will present either in person at UVA or virtually if conditions require.

The Challenge is open to ventures founded by any current UVA student; UVA graduate; or individual currently affiliated with UVA-affiliated founders or C-suite members, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. This year, select teams affiliated with other business schools will also be invited to compete.  The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST, March 1, 2022.