Who can participate in the venture sprint?
Collegiate eCommerce Ignite is open to all students, faculty, and staff at an accredited college or University in Rhode Island. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or have a brilliant idea, this competition is for you!
When does the venture sprint start and end?
Collegiate eCommerce Ignite starts on September 29th and runs through October 6th. Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar and join us for this exciting journey!
If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to our support team. We're here to help you every step of the way.
How do I enter the venture sprint?
Entering the hackathon is easy! Just follow these steps:
Submit your university email. Register and upgrade to the semesterly premium to join the class. Click the "Join the Class" button in the app.
What are the judging criteria?
We'll be evaluating entries based on the following criteria:
Sales: The number of completed transactions on KANU. Feedback: The number of reviews received on KANU. Views: The number of page views on your KANU storefront.
Can I compete individually or in a team?
You can participate either as an individual or as part of a team. Forming a team can provide you with diverse skills and perspectives to enhance your venture.
How do I win the cash prizes?
The cash prizes will be awarded to the top three participants or teams with the highest cumulative scores based on the judging criteria.
What other benefits do participants receive?
In addition to the cash prizes, participants will gain valuable experience, exposure, and mentorship opportunities. The competition is a platform to showcase your entrepreneurial skills and connect with like-minded individuals.
How do I stay updated about the venture sprint?
Stay connected by following RIHub's social media channels and checking your KANU app for updates and announcements related to the competition.
What is KANU?
KANU is a cutting-edge platform designed to empower young entrepreneurs and hustlers to bring their ideas to life. By simplifying the business creation and management process, KANU offers an all-in-one solution that includes a storefront builder, advanced analytics, and a competitive landscape for skills enhancement through our side-hustle competitions, colloquially termed KANU Compete. Additionally, our platform features specialized marketplaces that serve as vibrant community hubs for supporting student-run ventures.