The Business Track of the New Venture Competition provides a unique opportunity for students to put entrepreneurship principles into practice with an integrative learning experience. Whether you are a winner of prizes, go on to implement your proposed new venture idea, or simply take advantage of the learning and apply it later in your career, we guarantee the Competition will be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. We look forward to understanding more about your idea, hearing your pitch, and providing you with some valuable feedback along the way.

 

Key Steps


  1. Optional: Receive Early-Stage Feedback. Get a head start with some feedback on your venture idea from NVC B-Track Judges. ***The Deadline to submit for Early Stage Feedback has been extended to December 7, 2017 at 12 noon. Learn More and Follow directions to register early and submit your idea here.
  2. Optional-Access the experimentation Fund. If you participate in Super Saturday, you can receive expense reimbursement on eligible expenses up to $1000. The deadline to submit your receipts and paperwork is Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12 noon. Learn more about the Experimentation Fund here.
  3. Register. Registration opens November 1, 2017. To be eligible for the NVC expense reimbursement fund, you must register by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12 noon using this Registration Poll.
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    The final deadline to register to participate in Super Saturday is Wednesday, February 21 at 12 noon. Your final pitch deck for Super Saturday is not yet due at this point. Make sure all of your information (such as team name and team members is up to date).

  4. Final Pitch deck due. Upload your final pitch deck via your prior registration account by March 20, 2018 at 12 noon.
  5. Pitch your plan on super saturday. Seize the unique opportunity to gain invaluable feedback and exposure in a supportive experience. All registered teams present on Super saturday (Round 1 of NVC's Business Track). Ten semi-finalists will be chosen to compete in the second round.
  6. Semi finalists only.Revised deck and optional pitch/demo videos are due March 30, 2018 at 12 noon.
  7. Finalists Only. Revised deck are due April 15, 2018 at 12 noon.
  8. All HBS students: Attend the nvc finale. Finalists present to a panel of judges on April 18, 2018 and a winner and runner-up for each of the three tracks will be announced that afternoon at the Finale.
 

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

  • Feb21
    • 21 Feb 2018
    • Both Tracks
    • Deadline

    Final Entry Deadline

    Social Enterprise Track - executive summaries due

  • Mar20
    • 20 Mar 2018
    • Business Track
    • Deadline

    Pitch Decks Due

  • Mar24
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • Business Track
    • Deadline

    B-Track's Super Saturday (First Round) Presentations & Judging

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