Register today!

Registration for HopStart 2022 is now open! The registration deadline for competitors and mentors is Monday, February 14. Competitors should read our eligibility requirements and registration guidelines before registering.

Do you have an idea for an innovative new venture? Compete in HopStart 2022!

HopStart competitors are matched with mentors who guide them through the process of writing their business plan, receive valuable feedback from industry professionals on their pitch, and have the opportunity to win prize money to support their new venture.

Ready to compete? Learn more about our eligibility requirements, competition timeline, and on-campus resources below.

Serve as a HopStart judge and mentor.

Connect with current students developing exciting new ventures, help them shape their business plans and pitches, and get involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Hopkins.

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About HopStart: Hopkins New Venture Challenge

Did you know next year's event will be our 23rd competition? Over the years, HopStart has grown from just 20 competitors to over 200 and from just 6 judges to over 40.


The extensive feedback and conversations with mentors really forces competitors to do a deeper dive on all the subsections of the business plan, and because of that, the BPC is ideal for startups at all stages.


Ronak Mahatme
'21 Competitor

One of my favorite things about the competition is being inspired by everything that the other student entrepreneurs are building. It’s always very exciting to see what they do, and we can learn a lot from them too.

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Vinicius Lepca
'21 Competitor

Have questions?

Want to get involved but don't know where to start? Reach out today!

Our team is excited to connect with you.