Variable Ventures' Venture Forth Innovation Competition

Variable Ventures Announces the “Venture Forth Competition” for all Credit Unions and CUSOs of the Network

Variable Ventures, the networked incubator for and supported by the owners of the network has announced that there will be an award pool of $9,000 for the top 3 innovative ideas created by the credit unions or CUSOs of the network during and in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

In order to recognize the unique solutions that many of our network organizations have created and built to meet the challenges faced by their members and owners during the COVID- 19, Variable Ventures offers the Venture Forth Competition as a  “shark tank like” opportunity for its network partners to be recognized for their efforts to execute examples of innovation during this crisis.  The competition will also accept ideas, plans and projects that are being developed to lead us in the post crisis period, after social distancing has ended and the “new normal” resumes.

Innovation is not limited to the next whiz-bang technology tool.  The current pandemic conditions have created many instances where innovative ideas and skills have been applied to an existing process, product, or delivery system.  We all know and are thinking that the post-crisis period will demand that we view what we do and how we do it  differently and better by our member/owners.  Imagine the innovation that will continue to occur and advance  around all of our delivery channels and product design.

Venture Forth

Who Can Participate

The competition is open to all CUs and CUSOs who are partnered and networked with the network. That includes CU*Answers, CU*NorthWest, CU*South, RKGoBig,  Xtend and eDoc Innovations.  The highly qualified judging panel will be comprised of the six network CEOs.


The award opportunity is:

1st Place: $5,000

2nd Place: $3,000

3rd Place: $1,000

All Ideas must be submitted online by 9:00 AM ET on October 1, 2020

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