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Hofstra Digital Remedy Venture Challenge

APPLY TO THE 2016-2017

Do you have a business idea? Start it now at the 2016-2017 Hofstra Digital Remedy Venture Challenge series. The Hofstra Digital Venture Challenge helps students turn innovative ideas into a business by working through the early stages of venture creation. There is a total of $50,000 available in prize money for Hofstra students through a series of competitions.

This year, participants will receive mentorship from Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and will participate in a bootcamp to help them get their business off the ground.  Students who enter the Hofstra Digital Remedy Venture Challenge will also be eligible to earn a spot to participate in the New York State Business Plan Regional Competition, where there is a total of $30,000 available to Long Island college students.

The Hofstra Digital Venture Challenge is sponsored by Hofstra alumnus and Board of Trustee member Mike Seiman, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Remedy.

Find out about last year’s competition and winners

The schedule for this year’s competition is as follows:

November 9, 2016
Applications Open
Co-Founder Meetup at IdeaHUb during Common Hour

November 30, 2016
Pre-Application Information Session and Workshop with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence during Common Hour

February 15, 2017
Hofstra-CPXi Lion’s Den at ideaHUb
Test your idea!

February 23, 2017
Applications due

March 10, 2017
Bootcamp for Applicants with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

March 16, 2017
Hofstra-CPXi Semi-Final Round and NYS Business Plan Competition Qualifying Round

March - April 2017
One-on-one pitch prep with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

April 4, 2017
NYS Business Plan Competition LI Regional at Farmingdale State College

April 18, 2017
Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge

April 28, 2017
New York State Business Plan Competition Finals in Albany


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Mike Seiman

Mike Seiman

Mike Seiman is the CEO & Chairman of CPXi, a digital media company that he co-founded while still a college student at Hofstra University in the early 2000's. The company has grown quickly and is now a major player within the crowded online advertising landscape, serving billions of ad impressions in more than 65 countries every day.

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Previous Venture Challenge Competitions

Hofstra-CPXi Venture Tech Challenge 2015