Photo Credits: Colby Ware
The UP/Start Venture Competition, an initiative of The Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship, focuses on incubating and building creative business ventures within the MICA community. Working with industry partners, UP/Start provides mentorship and capital to help nurture ideas into sustainable businesses.
This year's upcoming 2022 competition will be virtual and open to MICA Classes of 2021 (alumni) and 2022 (undergraduate seniors, students in one year programs and second year MFA students).
Important Dates & Deadlines:
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 4-5 PM EST Virtual UP/Start Q/A session. Register here.
Monday, November 1, 2021: Round 1 online application due by 11:59 PM EST Apply here.
Monday, November 15, 2021: Round 1 People's Choice Voting begins
Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Top 15 teams announced
Friday, November 19, 2021: Round 1 Virtual 'Pop Up and Pitch' // Top 15 teams based on the judges scores will meet the judges and participate in Virtual Pop-up & Pitch
Tuesday, April 12, 2021: UP/Start finale & Cohort Celebration