Date: Mar 04, 2020Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

NVC FINALS: New Venture Competition Regional Finals: Pitch Event

Wed, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Company
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Which HBS-Founded Startup will be crowned the winner?
What do prominent VC Investors focus on in New Ventures?

Come and find out on Wednesday, March 4!

Join the HBS Club of New York and Alumni Startups for the HBS Alumni New Venture Competition’s Final Pitch Night, where finalists will compete for over $15,000 in cash prizes!

This event marks the finale of this year’s regional competition. New York & Northeast Finalists will pitch their companies live in front of judges. Three winners will be announced at the end of the night. The regional winner will advance to the global semifinals at HBS.


  • GablexAlex Sambvani ’17 No code voice solution for consumer brands.
  • GivzAndrew Forman ’17 Profit with Purpose.
  • HyliteMarissa Fetter Hochster ’15 All it takes is a text.
  • Modern MammalsJoe Moriarty ’19 Lighter hair washing for males.
  • Noodie FoodsIsabel Khoo ’19 Nutrition made easy. Real Meals. Real Tasty.
  • Public Preparatory NetworkIan Rowe ’93 Network of exceptional, character-based, International Baccalaureate high schools offering low-income students pathways to college completion and/or career development.
  • SmartyDenzil Sikka Eden ’18 Automate Your Best Self with Calendar & Email Productivity.

Please note, there will be no refunds.


Jason Klein

Founder/CEO, On Grid Ventures, Co-President HBS Alumni Angels Association - Global

Jason E. Klein is an experienced media CEO, successful business builder and turnaround leader. He is currently founder and CEO of On Grid Ventures LLC, an investment and advisory firm for high growth ventures in media, marketing, commerce and information, with a focus on early stage ventures with leading-edge location technologies. On Grid Venture’s portfolio includes over 20 companies including RapidSOS, NY Shipping Exchange, TireAgent, Seamless Documents, Shoppable, and Four Mine.

Melody Koh

Partner, NextView Ventures

Melody is a Partner at NextView Ventures based in its New York office. She has spent her entire career working with technology and Internet startups as an entrepreneur, operator, and investor.

Prior to joining NextView, Melody was Head of Product at Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN). Melody joined Blue Apron as the first product hire when the company was 18 months old with 20 HQ employees. She helped scale the business through hyper-growth (25x in 3.5 years) and to its IPO, building and leading a 35-person team across Product Management, Product Design, and Analytics/Data Science.

Deborah A. Farrington

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Starvest Partners

Deborah Farrington is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of StarVest Partners LP, a New York City based venture capital firm investing in technology-enabled business services with a focus on software-as-a-service, data & analytics and internet marketing. It is one of the largest women majority-owned venture capital firms in the US and was founded in 1998. She is an experienced public and private company director, having chaired or served on all major board committees, and has in depth experience in software, investments, corporate finance and scaling companies.

Jillian Williams

Investment Principal, Anthemis

Jillian is a venture capitalist at Anthemis, where she focuses on investing in early stage fintech startups in North America and Europe. As a key member of the investment team, she has helped grow our US portfolio and serves as a board observer for seven of them. She also helped to launch the Female Innovators Lab in partnership with Barclays, with helps promote female founders in fintech take their startups from idea stage to seed. Prior to joining Anthemis, Jillian worked in the Investment Banking division at Barclays, focused on Financial Institutions. Jillian was listed among Business Insider’s 30 And Under list of Rising Stars in New York Tech.

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Date: Mar 04, 2020Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM


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