Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition (VSEC)

The Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition (VSEC) is a student-only competition designed to allow students to create unique ideas around making the world a better place. The competition was founded in 2009 by two graduate engineering students, Ronald Warzoha and Timothy Montalbano, and continues to operate today in tandem with the Beyond Ideas: The Art of Entrepreneurship group on campus.





II Luscri, Executive Director, ICE Institute

Prizes, prizes, prizes!

  • Top Prize - $5,000 (sponsor TBD)
  • Burke Family Second Place Prize – $3,000
  • Memorable Care Third Place Prize - $2,000
  • “VUer’s Choice” prize - $500, Awarded to the team with the best video submission as voted by the Villanova community
  • Halloran Social Venture Prize - $500, Recognizes the top social venture in the VSEC
  • Klingler Unitas Prize - $500, Recognizes the team that makes the greatest strides towards incorporating Villanova’s core value of Unitas through a cross-campus perspective in their mission and/or venture implementation plan

Note: Teams can place in the top 3 and still win categorical prizes for the opportunity to win more prize money.