Date: Nov 18, 2019Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

New Venture Competition Kickoff Cocktail Party

Mon, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Polsinelli
Alumni OnlyAlumni Startups


Are you an HBS alumni founder interested in the 2019/2020 HBS Alumni New Venture Competition? Come meet the NVC Leadership Team and previous New York NVC finalists and get all your questions answered over drinks. There are many exciting updates to the competition this year, and here is your chance to discover how NVC can help take your startup to the next level.

NVC is a global competition organized by HBS Alumni Association and HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, where alumni founders from all over the world compete first regionally then globally. HBS Club of New York hosts and sponsors the New York & Northeast US competition, which is the largest of all regions. We have a great lineup of events for this year, as well as very exciting prizes and benefits for our participants. NVC is a great way to take your company forward, get feedback, and network with the New York startup community. The application deadline is coming up fast, so don’t miss this event!

**Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Networking Recepton/Hors D'Oeuvres

Pricing: $10 – HBS Alumni**

Please note no refunds will be issued.


Ali Amarsy

VP, Alumni Startups, Harvard Business School Club of New York

Ali leads Product globally for Publicis Commerce. In a parallel life as an entrepreneur, he just raised the Series A for the company he co-founded – all while managing a huge pivot. He has worked 10 years in advertising at Leo Burnett, helping identify and nurture big ideas. Ali’s expertise is in taking ideas with potential for significant economic impact and packaging them for people to rally behind.

Nancy Weinstein

Co-Founder & CEO of Mindprint Learning

Nancy Weinstein is the co-founder and CEO of Mindprint Learning. For the past five years Mindprint has worked with schools, tutors, and educational consultants to help thousands of students around the world better understand their learning strengths and needs so they can succeed in school and in life. Nancy is a graduate of the Management & Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE in Bioengineering and a BS in Finance. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School. Nancy is the co-author of the book The Empowered Student: A Guide to Self-Regulated Learning. Prior to founding Mindprint, Nancy worked at a diverse companies including Goldman Sachs, The Walt Disney Company, idealab! and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Andrew Rothaus

Founder & CEO of Longsleeve

Andrew is the founder and CEO of Longsleeve, an innovative consumer technologies company. Longsleeve (formerly Hour72) won the 2018 HBS New Venture Competition. Projects currently in development include long-lasting insect repellent & sunscreen. Andrew has co-founded several other companies merging science & technology, including Mounia Haircare and Contrabrand Inc. He is also an investor in ventures in real estate, Broadway, cosmetics, food/beverage, and agribusiness. Prior to pursuing entrepreneurship, Andrew was the head of derivatives trading at a large commercial investment bank. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale and with an MBA from HBS in 2018.

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Date: Nov 18, 2019Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Polsinelli600 3rd Ave
42nd Floor, New York NY
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Ali Amarsy, Mohamad Baydoun, Ansu Baysah, Kirsten Blair, Lu Chen, Ron Davidson, Christine Esangbedo, Christine Esangbedo, Alexander Evans, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Ana Fernandes Kertesz, Priyanka Ganjoo, Rodrigo Garcia, John Gelb, Nikhil Gidwani, Alexander Gimpelson, Andrew Gluck, Robert Hagemann, Abhijeet Jagtap, Michael Jaliman, Noel Jamesson, Anny Jeung, Charles Joyce, Evelyne Kanakis, Jason Klein, Desmond Kramer, Ron Levin, Laura Lorenzo, Gary Lubin, Varun Mehta, Grace Ng, Lauren Noble Haldorsen, Raj Prabhakar, Janelle Prevost, Veena Ramaswamy, Ronald Randall, Andrew Rothaus, Masatomo Sakairi, Solomon Sarway, Niko Stahl, Lance Stuart, Earl Templeton, Christopher Thorne, Shreesh Tiwari, Nancy Weinstein, Shannan Wilson, Kwame van Leeuwen


600 3rd Ave, 42nd Floor, New York, NY, 10022