The New Venture Competition thanks its sponsors and partners for their tremendous support which enables participants to access expert resources, test their ideas, and gain real-world feedback throughout the process.


Sponsors & Partners

  • CB Insights
  • Cooley
  • Dell Social Innovation Challenge
  • Echoing Green
  • Foley Hoag
  • Automatically Fast-Track 10 business track Semi-Finalists into their semi-final round!
  • Harvard Center for Public Leadership
  • Harvard Innovation Lab
  • International Business Model Competition
  • MassChallenge: All #HBSNVC teams have the opportunity to apply to MassChallenge at a discounted rate. Please use the HBSNVC verified code of HBS050  to receive  $50 off of the MassChallenge Accelerator Program Application Fee. This code is valid for students Tuesday, until April 2. Register today to take advantage of this great Fast-Track opportunity!
  • The Bridgespan Group


The New Venture Competition relies upon the commitment of practitioners in the field who review business plans and lend their expertise to provide candid feedback and judge the feasibility of the plans entered within the Competition.

Business track judges come from a variety of backgrounds, including funders, founders, industry experts and executives, lawyers, and other specialists deemed appropriate to understand the commercial viability of a business idea.

Social Enterprise track judges come from a variety of backgrounds representing a range of industries, including those from funding organizations (including impact investors, philanthropists, and venture philanthropists), capacity building organizations, and social entrepreneurs.