The MBA Experience

Event Calendar
February 4

4:00pm
Executive Series: Roundtable Discussion with Phil Kent, former CEO of Turner Broadcasting

Entrepreneurs and Corporations: Dating, Marriage and How to Avoid Being Eaten Alive - Phil Kent will bring his discerning insights on what large corporations look for when acquiring smaller start-ups and how to create a successful integration. RSVP here.

Aldrich 111
February 4

5:00pm
#HBSNVC Early Registration

Register early for the Business Track of the HBS New Venture Competition and be entered in a lottery to receive reimbursements for approved expenses. Register here.

February 11

5:00pm
#HBSNVC Legal Series: Intellectual Property

Need advice on how to protect your Intellectual Property? This workshop in the #HBSNVC Legal Series will cover IP basics, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, methods of developing and protecting IP, strategies for building an IP portfolio, and the role of IP in corporate transactions. Come by The Rock Center and learn the central role IP assets play in a company's valuation, and how this impacts fund raising and exits. Don't miss out! Register here.

Rock 105
February 12

3:30pm
Rock Summer Fellows Information Session

The Rock Summer Fellows program provides the opportunity for RC students to either work at a start-up or work on their own start-up during the summer between their first and second year of the MBA program. We will begin accepting applications for this program in February.

Hawes 101
February 17

4:00pm
Rock Venture Partners Information Session

The Rock Venture Partners (RVP) are a small group of investment-minded students who will serve to help select and support the entrepreneurial teams participating in the Rock Accelerator program. It is a great way to both develop your career as an investment professional and also engage with the HBS community of entrepreneurs.

Aldrich 108
February 18

3:30pm
#HBSNVC Baker Boot Camp Drop-In Session

Arm yourself with the right data to impress investors and move your venture to where you need to be! Sign up for a research drop-in session with a Baker Librarian. Baker can help you identify compelling data and analysis to help you make your pitch, including potential market size, competitive landscape and industry stats and trends. Bring your questions and research needs. Register here.

Stamps Reading Room Annex
February 25

5:00pm
#HBSNVC Legal Series: Financing Deal Terms

This session provides an in depth look into critical deal terms that arise in the context of raising capital in seed, angel and venture financing. Convertible debt vs. preferred stock financing, pre- and post-money valuation, liquidation preference, anti-dilution protection, corporate control, information and registration rights, and other key features of financing will be covered. Actual term sheets are used as a guide to the discussion. Register here.

Rock 105
February 27

5:00pm
Rock Venture Partners Applications Due

The application is available here.

March 3

5:00pm
Rock Summer Fellows: First Round Applications Due

Application requirements are available here.

March 4

3:30pm
#HBSNVC Baker Boot Camp Drop-In Session II

Arm yourself with the right data to impress investors and move your venture to where you need to be! Sign up for a research drop-in session with a Baker Librarian. Baker can help you identify compelling data and analysis to help you make your pitch, including potential market size, competitive landscape and industry stats and trends. Bring your questions and research needs.

Stamps Reading Room Annex
March 11

5:00pm
#HBSNVC Business Track Intent to Present

This is the final step to be fully registered in the Business Track of the New Venture Competition, and committed to presenting on Super Saturday. Access the registration form here.

March 11

5:00pm
#HBSNVC Legal Series: Immigration

Immigration laws are in constant change. This final NVC Legal Series will cover basic strategies regarding securing the proper visa status and uncovering legal traps in immigration, particularly the challenges faced by ventures founded by and employing foreign nationals.

Rock 105
March 24

5:00pm
NVC Business Track Executive Summaries and Pitch Decks Due

All Executive Summaries and Pitch Decks for registered NVC Business Track teams are due. Drop them off to Catherine Cronin in The Rock Center. Don't forget your Cover Sheet!

Rock 107
March 28

8:30am
#HBSNVC Business Track Super Saturday

All New Venture Competition Business Track teams will be invited to make live presentations to a panel of judges on Super Saturday. At this time ten semi-finalist teams will be chosen to advance to the next round in the Competition.

HBS: Multiple Locations
April 22

4:30pm
#HBSNVC Finale

The New Venture Competition finalist teams on both the Business and the Social Enterprise tracks will make their final presentations to a panel of judges at HBS. The winners of the Competition will be announced!.

Burden Auditorium