Early-Stage Feedback

Early-Stage Feedback allows potential participants in the New Venture Competition to receive guidance on their venture. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your startup idea from VCs, entrepreneurs, and industry experts. 

You should expect to receive feedback from a NVC Judge (Usually an entrepreneur or investor). Please note, Early-Stage Feedback providers may choose to give feedback anonymously. 

To Participate in the Early Stage Feedback oppurtunity: Register for NVC B-Track and follow the directions to submit your idea before the ESF Deadline (ReviewR is a third party website. Please read ReviewR's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. When using this platform, you are agreeing to ReviewR's Terms.)

To prepare to submit an overview of your venture idea, please address the following questions in a word document or powerpoint format: (Recommendended: 3-6 written pages)

  • What will your venture do or make?
  • What pain points will your venture address?
  • What is your value proposition?
  • Describe your target segment and the size of your addressable market.
  • Who are your major competitors?
  • What is your venture's competitive advantage?
  • Please describe your business model.
  • Please describe current status of business and any milestones achieved (e.g., prototype completed, customers, revenue).
  • Please briefly tell us about each team member, their role, and each team member's relevant experience.