Model Entrepreneur® Competition, also known as MEC, is a global competition hosted by Columbia Business School Venture For All® (VFA) and IEG Global Association. Each year, students throughout the world participate in MEC to not only learn how to be an entrepreneur, but also to pursue their business dreams.
The first MEC was founded in 2014. This year marks the 8th anniversary of MEC. With the goal to encourage young talents to stand out from pure imagination and speak out innovative ideas with business feasibility, MEC has proven itself and become a new star amongst all global business competitions. During the last 7 years, members from the top 5 places of MEC have been accepted by Stanford University, Yale University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, and many other top universities in the U.S. and U.K.
For more information, please visit MEC official page.
World’s First Official Competition
Ivy League University
The world’s only official entrepreneur competition held by an ivy league business school. The Asia edition is facilitated by IEG.
Total prize exceeds $100,000
IEG is dedicated to bringing the world’s top education experience to students all over the world. As a non-profit organization, IEG contributed more than USD 100,000 each year in MEC.
Current Columbia Business School VFA Professors/Instructors
Each year, the judging panel consists of top executives from corporate and current Professors/Instructors from Columbia Business School and Columbia Business School VFA.