Venture Challenge

Gain Knowledge. Get Funded.

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Spark. Seed. Grow.

Venture Challenge SA is a catalyst for progressing business goals for entrepreneurs based in Bexar County, Texas.

Our goal is to provide local business owners the opportunity to earn knowledge and funding through individual challenges and personalized milestones.

Become a participant in Venture Challenge SA and get the support you need from a community of peers, experts, and resource partners curated by Launch SA. You could walk away with a share of $40,000 for your business.

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How the Challenge Works

  1. Register

    Register at any time during the year to start your Venture Challenge. You'll be notified about dates and deadlines once the program begins in January.

  2. Compete

    Five individual challenges track your course to success. Progression through the program’s three rounds will depend on how well you meet each challenge.

  3. Pitch

    Chosen finalists are evaluated by judges consisting of community leaders, business owners, and Launch SA at a live pitch presentation on May 10th, 2018.

  4. Win

    Venture Challenge SA winners are announced at our Awards Ceremony and presented with their share of $40,000 to help fund their business ventures.

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Challenge Dates Learning Sessions

In total there are 5 challenges that can be downloaded here. We have planned two learning sessions for each challenge for participants to understand how best to complete each challenge. These sessions are not mandatory, but are highly encouraged for you to get the most out of the Venture Challenge. If you are unable to make one of the sessions, don’t fret! There will also be a Challenge Session Summary for all five sessions on Saturday, February 17th. All session content will be due on March 21st. For any further questions please email

Challenge 1- January 11th or January 16th

Challenge 2- January 25th or January 30th

Challenge 3- February 8th or February 13th

Challenge 4- February 22nd or February 27th

Challenge 5- March 8th or March 13th

Challenge 1-5 Summary- February 17th

***All materials must be submitted by March 21st

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