February 

  • Feb01
    • 01 Feb 2017
    • Both Tracks
    • Deadline

    Early-Registration Deadline

    Register by 12:00 noon to be eligible to receive reimbursements for approved expenses. 

    • 13 Feb 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Event

    Workshop: Developing an Effective Social Enterprise Business Plan

    Excited about launching a social venture but not quite sure how to tackle writing a social impact business plan? This workshop, led by the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, will provide an introduction of key elements of a social enterprise business plan and approaches on how to build your venture. Sponsored by the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative to support the HBS New Venture Competition, and open to all students with an interest in creating social ventures.

    • 22 Feb 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Event

    Workshop: Legal Aspects of Starting a Social Enterprise

    Experts from Foley Hoag LLP will address high level issues that business plan entrants might have, including: choice of business entity to achieve their organizational goals relative to social and economic intended impact, structuring and negotiating funding, intellectual property protection, agreements among founders, employment law, and practical advice for starting a business. Sponsored by the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative to support the HBS New Venture Competition, and open to all students with an interest in creating social ventures.

  • March 

    • 02 Mar 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Event

    Workshop: Testing Your Social Venture: Iterating Based on Market Feedback

    How do you test and iterate your idea? Our panel will discuss how social entrepreneurs can truly understand social needs and the demands of the impact economy, as well as how to skillfully and resiliently adapt their models as their understanding of these needs changes. Sponsored by the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative to support the HBS New Venture Competition, and open to all students with an interest in creating social ventures.

  • Mar08
    • 08 Mar 2017
    • Business Track
    • Deadline

    Intent to Present Deadline

    Commit to presenting on Super Saturday by submitting your Intent to Present by 12:00 noon! 


  • Mar08
    • 08 Mar 2017
    • Social Enterprise Track
    • Deadline

    Final Entry Deadline

    Final entry deadline and executive summaries due by 12:00 noon.

  • 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