McCloskey New Venture Competition Announces 2020 Semifinalists

Author: Emily Tyson

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The McCloskey New Venture Competition Semifinalists have been announced!

A record-breaking 184 teams originally submitted. Through two rounds, the teams were evaluated by nearly 300 judges and guided by individual mentors. Here are the 30 selected teams:

  • Agape
  • Lieuburger
  • Atlas Energy Systems
  • Lumen Bio, LLC
  • Bee Brand
  • NearWave
  • Blend to Mend
  • Nota
  • Cision Vision
  • OnUp Protein Water
  • Cold Brew Fuel
  • Otter
  • Debtly
  • PWR Training
  • EnSpice
  • Qmulus
  • EZ-Fill
  • Taxedo
  • FloWaste
  • The Ugly Company
  • foxxpop LLC
  • TwoPeas
  • Get Parts Faster
  • VeraDermics
  • Harrison Apparel
  • Viewtique
  • Igbo
  • WOODate


As teams have been working diligently all year, the Competition will continue as scheduled, with all components being virtual. 

Please note the following on how the Competition will progress this April:

  • Semifinalists will submit a virtual pitch to a panel of judges, with concessions being made for Q&A.
  • Teams moving on to the final round will be announced at the end of the day on April 23.
  • Those teams will compete "live" via video conferencing on April 24, in front of the final round judges. These final round pitches will be recorded and available on our website.
  • A live streamed awards event will take place Friday afternoon, April 24, highlighting all the award winners and the Grand Prize Winner! This live streamed event will be recorded and posted online.