October 

    • 05 Oct 2016
    • Both Tracks
    • Event

    New Venture Competition Kickoff

    The HBS New Venture Competition includes two student tracks: Business Track for ventures with economic returns that drive substantial market value; and Social Enterprise Track for ventures that drive social change using nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid models. Join us for our Kickoff to learn all about the exciting NVC journey and our teambuilding mixer to find teammates to build your team!               

    • 11 Oct 2016
    • Business Track
    • Event

    NVC Clinic: Building a Compelling Value Prop

    One of the most important aspects of a strong pitch is the value proposition. Come hear from Rock Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Michael Skok as he presents his guide to building a compelling value proposition. This is a tactical session – guaranteed you will take away tips on how to improve your value proposition. Come with questions!

    • 12 Oct 2016
    • Business Track
    • Event

    NVC Legal Series: How to Efficiently Use Your Lawyer

    Working with corporate counsel is a necessity as you look to finance and grow your business and your team.  The efficient use of counsel is not always obvious, but there are a few key things you can do to create a productive relationship that won't cost you an arm and a leg.  In this presentation, local tech attorneys and entrepreneurs from Shoobx will discuss the best way to use counsel and technology to manage your legal needs the smart way.

    • 18 Oct 2016
    • Business Track
    • Event

    NVC Baker Bootcamp

    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. 

  • November 

    • 02 Nov 2016
    • Business Track
    • Event

    NVC Legal Series: Incorporation

    This session will cover why and when to incorporate, choice of legal entity, optimizing corporate structure for later investments, allocation of equity among co-founders and other early stage equity holders, and other threshold legal issues confronted when starting a business.  

  • December 

  • Dec02
    • 02 Dec 2016
    • Business Track
    • Deadline

    Early-Stage Feedback Student Submission Deadline

    The Rock Center Early-Stage Feedback program is a unique opportunity for current HBS MBAs working on a new venture to receive thoughtful early feedback on a new business idea. You'll be matched with an accomplished founder, funder, or industry expert with relevant experience, who will provide written feedback on your startup idea.

  • February 

  • Feb01
    • 01 Feb 2017
    • Both Tracks
    • Deadline

    Early-Registration Deadline

    By registering early for the New Venture Competition student teams are eligible to receive reimbursements for approved expenses. 

  • March 

  • Mar08
    • 08 Mar 2017
    • Both Tracks
    • Deadline

    Intent to Present

    Commit to presenting on Super Saturday by submitting your Intent to Present!

  • Mar20
    • 20 Mar 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Deadline

    Executive Summary feedback and announcement of semi-finalist teams

  • Mar27
    • 27 Mar 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Deadline

    Business Plans due for all semi-finalist teams

    Competition website

  • April 

  • Apr01
    • 01 Apr 2017
    • Business Track
    • Deadline

    Super Saturday

  • AprTBD
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Deadline

    Semi-final round of Judging for Social Enterprise Track

    Week of April 3, 2017 
    Tentative - to be confirmed in February 2017

  • Apr03
    • 03 Apr 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Deadline

    Powerpoints due for all semi-finalist teams

    By email to se@hbs.edu

  • Apr10
    • 10 Apr 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Deadline

    Reimbursement paperwork due

    (For teams that entered by the February 1 deadline).  Please deliver to Social Enterprise Inititaive, Loeb House 3rd Floor, or by email to se@hbs.edu 

  • Apr18
    • 18 Apr 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Deadline

    Revised Business Plans due for finalists

    Competition website

  • Apr25
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • Both Tracks
    • Event

    New Venture Competition Finale