NVC Student Business Track Updates

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.

Frontier Tech Prize

The Rock Center in collaboration with the HBS Digital, Health Care, and Business and Environment Initiatives are excited to announce the inaugural year for the Frontier Technology Prize within the Student Business Track of the HBS New Venture Competition.You can select to be considered for this prize while regitering for NVC Business Track. Visit Prizes and Benefits page to learn more about it.


Key Steps

  1. Optional: Receive Early-Stage Feedback. Get a head start with some feedback on your venture idea from NVC B-Track Judges. To recive Early Stage Feedback, register by the Early Deadline - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12 noon EST.  Learn More .
  2. Register. Registrations are now open. Please use the registration link below to register for NVC Student Business track 2019-20.

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    The final deadline to register to participate in Super Saturday and submit your pitch deck is Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12 noon EST. Make sure all of your information (such as team name and team members is up to date).

  3. Pitch your plan on super saturday . Seize the unique opportunity to gain invaluable feedback and exposure in a supportive experience on the NVC Super Saturday - March 28, 2020. All registered teams present twice, to two different panel of judges, on Super Saturday (Round 1 of NVC's Business Track). Semi-finalists will be chosen to compete in the second round.See the Scoring Rubric.
  4. Semi finalists only.Revised deck and optional pitch/demo videos are due Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 12 noon EST.
  5. Finalists Only. Revised deck are due Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12 noon EST.
  6. All HBS students: Attend the nvc finale. Finalists present to a panel of judges on Thursday, April 16, 2020 and a winner and runner-up for each of the three tracks will be announced that afternoon at the Finale.

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