Date: Jan 23, 2023Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

LAST CHANCE! Alumni New Venture Competition Application Booster Session with NY/Northeast Region Team Leads – Get Your Best Foot Forward (virtual)

Mon, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Zoom Meeting (Information to be sent to Registrants)
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HBS Alumni Entrepreneurs – Join an informal zoom session with the NY / Northeast U.S. Team Leads and Former NVC Regional Finalists to learn about the application process and how to get your best foot forward in 2023.

10 Reasons Why You Should Apply to the Alumni New Venture Competition

  • Validate your idea with¬†fellow alumni
  • Receive valuable feedback on your business plan
  • Strengthen your network of angel investors, VCs and fellow entrepreneurs
  • Hear stories of other founders, including career changers and late-stage founders
  • Practice your pitch to investors
  • Whether you only have an idea or you have already launched your venture, startups of different stages are welcome to participate (see eligibility criteria here)
  • The application is short and helpful for your future pitches
  • Become a part of a community of founders
  • Many founders describe the process as a very valuable period that helped them accelerate their startup growth
  • And there are prizes! (Global Prizes: 1st place: $75k, 2nd place: $25k, Crowd Favorite: $5k)

The deadline to apply is January 30, 2023 @ 12 p.m. 

Regional competitions may be held in-person or virtually, hosted by the HBS Club of Greater New York Alumni Startups team.

The Global Finale will be held virtually, hosted by HBS.

Organizer – Ana Fernandes Kertesz (MBA 2002)



Ana Fernandes Kertesz (MBA 2002)

NY NVC Team Lead

Ana Kertesz has 25 years of combined experience as an investor, executive, entrepreneur and board member with a successful track record in business launch & growth, funding, mergers & acquisitions, private equity & venture capital, partnerships, cross border transactions, content & community and building high performance teams, in her tenure at Goldman Sachs, biotechnology company Amyris, family office Peninsula, and her startup HOWto.LIVEit. A strong diversity and ESG advocate, Ana has close experience in a multitude of industries, including beauty, wellness, food, biotechnology, education, ed tech, media, retail and clean energy. Ana is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ana lives in the greater NY area with her family.

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Date: Jan 23, 2023Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Zoom Meeting (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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  • Free / Free for Alumni
  • Free / General Public & Other Clubs


Zoom Meeting (Information to be sent to Registrants)

1460 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036