Business Track Judging

Super Saturday is the first round of live judging of Student Business Track. The judges for this round of the Business track are venture capitalists, past winners and Rock Venture Partners, serial founders and angel investors. These investors are looking for ideas that have potential to become the next big idea with significant economic impact. Companies may also have a social mission but are primarily focused on building high-growth profit-oriented businesses.

Semi Final and Finals Judges are Managing Directors and General Partners of some of the top venture capital firms in the US. Also included are some of the most successful HBS entrepreneurs from top companies.

Judging criteria is focused on Customer Value Proposition which includes size of market, competitive landscape, and clear differentiation, Economic model of the venture, go-to-market plan and the capabilities and background of the team. For a complete understanding of the criteria, please click here.

NVC Business Track Finals Judges 2019

Jenny Abramson

Founder & Managing Partner, Rethink Impact, LP

Hayley Barna

Venture Partner, First Round Capital

Marla Beck

Co-Founder & CEO, Bluemercury

Brian Bedol

Founder and CEO, Bedrocket Media Ventures

Peter Bell

General Partner, Amity Ventures

Kent Bennett

Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Jennifer Carter Fleiss

Co-Founder and Head of Business Development, Rent the Runway

Patrick Chung

Co-founder and General Partner, Xfund

Alan Crane

Partner and Entrepreneur, Polaris Partners

Dayna Grayson

Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Nicholas Grouf

Founding Partner, Alpha Edison

Diane Hessan

CEO, Salient Ventures

Dan Levitan

Co-Founder, Maveron LLC

Paul Maeder

General Partner, Highland Capital Partners

Guy Miasnik

Co-Founder, President & CEO, AtHoc, Inc.

Daniel Nowiszewski

General Partner, Highland Capital Partners

Stan Reiss

Partner, Matrix Partners

Diego Rodriguez

Global Managing Director, IDEO

Rick Grinnell

Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Ellen Wheeler

Partner, Greycroft Partners

Gwill York

Co-founder and Managing Director, Lighthouse Capital Partners

NVC Super Saturday Judges 2019

Alex Aber

Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Jeff Anderson

Exec Vice President, Game Show Network

Gil Arie

Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Hannah Arnold

Investor, F-Prime Capital

Christina Bai

Founder an Chair, CollegeFindMe

Paul Baier

CEO, Startup

Natraj Balasubramanian

Founder and CEO, Raptor300 Inc

Blair Baldwin

Founder / CEO, Quilt

Jill Becker

CEO, 02139 Inc

Louis Beryl

Founder, Earnest

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CEO and Founder,

Sarah Biller

CoFounder, FinTech Sandbox

Peter Bleyleben

Dr., Converge Venture Partners

Chandra Briggman

Director, Venture Cafe Cambridge

Joe Caruso

President, Bantam Group, LLC

Bart Clareman

Director of Operations, enovLAB

Constance Cocroft

VP Analytics, CA/Broadcom

Mark Crowther

Innovation Lead, Americas, North East, AWS, Amazon

Matan Dabora

Director, Immusan-T

Ryan Davis

Strategy Director, Bushwick Digital

Sara de Zarraga

Co-Founder & CEO, Flare

Tasneem Dohadwala

Managing Director, Golden Seeds

Tom Dretler

CEO, Shorelight

Mason Du

Board Member, Co-Chair External Relations, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York

Marc Escapa

Cofounder & CEO, Noken

Caroline Fay

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Skillist

Karla Friede

CEO and Co-Founder, Nvoicepay

Renee Fry

CEO, Gentreo

Stan Fung

Managing Director, FarSight Ventures

Jason Furtado

Founder & CEO, Shoobx, Inc.

Elizabeth Gazda

Ceo, Embr labs

Eric Giler

CEO, Speedy Packets, Inc.

Adrian Gill

Founder/CEO, Ad Hoc Industries

George Gong

Chairman, Zino Ventures

Tom Grape

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Benchmark Senior Living

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MaryAnne Gucciardi

Founder and CEO, Dragonwing girlgear

Leo Guyshan

Program Director, MassChallenge Boston

Steve Halmos

CEO, Halmos Holdings, Inc.

Jean Hammond

General Partner, LearnLaunch Accelerator

Brenna Haysom

Founder & CEO, Rally Labs

Kathleen Healy

Investors, Atalanta Ventures

Daniel Heller

VP of Operations, Social Construct

Sean Hogan

General Manager Healthcare, IBM

Christine Hsieh

Founder, Salubris Analytics

Kevin Johnson

Advisor, Reason8

Deniz Johnson

Founder/Principal, Pera-Partners, LLC

Jennifer Jordan

Founder & Managing Director, PickAxes & Shovels

Adam Kanner

CEO, MyCollected

Tami Kesselman

Chief Impact Strategist & Alchemist, Aligned Investing Global

Jamil Khan

Head of Americas, Timex

Brent Kleiman

Founder & CEO, Argosight

Amanda Laden

Founder & CEO, Amanda Laden International

Sean Lanagan

SVP Enterprise Information Systems Division, CAMP Systems International

Lawrence Lepard

Managing Partner, Equity Management Associates, LLC

Juan Leungli

Partner, Tectonic Ventures

Rebecca Liebman

CEO, LearnLux

Andy Macey

EVP Global Strategy, Freeman

Freddie Martignetti

Principal, Highland Capital Partners

Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner, Plug & Play Ventures

Sajjad Masud

CEO, Simplicant, Inc.

Bruce McCarthy

Founder, Product Culture

Kelly McKenna

Associate, J.P. Morgan

Meredith McPherron

Venture Partner, Glasswing Ventures

William Meurer

Chief Operating Officer, TrueChoice Solutions, Inc.

Aaron Michel

Partner, 1984 Ventures

Christopher Mirabile

Managing Director, Launchpad Venture Group

Rajesh Mishra

Founder, President & CTO, Parallel Wireless, Inc.

Rick Mordesovich

President & co founder, Silicon Private Wealth LLC

Sascha Mornell

Co-founder and CEO, GetMyBoat

Linton Moulding

Partner, Tatum

Rutika Muchhala

CEO, Scribe

Sheila Narayan

Managing Director, Golden Seeds

Furqan Nazeeri

Partner, ExtensionEngine, LLC

Brian Nickerson

CEO, MagicLinks

Libbie O'Keeffe

Attorney, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

Avani Patel

Partner / Founder, The Ember Company

Stuart Patterson

CEO, LifePod Solutions, Inc.

Ed Pease

Partner, WilmerHale LLP

Sarah Pierson

Co-Founder, Margaux

John Piret

Managing Director, Newbury Piret & Co., Inc.

Stephen Pittman

CEO & Founder, SD Pittman & Co. LLC

Vincent Ponzo

Startup Manager, AWS

Pam Randhawa

CEO, Empiriko

Debi Reich Kleiman

Executive Director, Babson College - Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

Stever Robbins

CEO, Stever Robbins, Inc.

Kathy Rocha

Founding Member, Pulpit Rock Investors

Heberden Ryan

Managing Director, Boston Post Partners LLC

Grazyna Schellenberg

President, Apeiron Synthesis, Inc.

Dan Schimmel

Former CEO, Multiple Boston area high tech companies

Michael Schrader

CEO, Vaxess

Erich Schumann

CEO, Global Atlantic Partners LLC

Andrew Schutzbank

VP, Product, Iora Health

Dayton Semerjian

General Manager, CA

Teri Shipp

Managing Director, Golden Seeds

Jon Staff

Founder + CEO, Getaway

Michael Staub

Pressident, Group M Inc

Marta Szczerba

Miss, KKR

Colleen Terry

Director, Global Programs & Digital Marketing, Wolters Kluwer

Barbara Thornton

Founder, CEO, Asset Stewardship

Brian Tierney

Partner, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

Lauren Toretta

President, CH4 Biogas

Lauri Union

Executive Director Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, Babson College

Anita Venkiteswaran

Principal, Focus Financial Partners

Danielle Weinblatt

CEO, ConveyIQ, Inc.

Evelyne White

Founder, CEO, SixPlus

John Wise

COO, Lovepop

Julie Yoo

Co-Founder, Kyruus

Peggy Yu

Co-founder, CEO, Stack Education

Stephen Zamierowski

Managing Director, Deloitte

Lex Zhao

Investor, One Way Ventures

Steve Zheng

Mr., Alpha Vantage Inc.