Open to for-profit and not-for-profit companies, competing in the NVC Northeast Regionals is your chance to showcase your company to a large group of investors and advisors, advance to the NVC semifinals and finals in Boston, and win over $100,000 is cash prizes.
Use the link below to apply by January 27, 2020.
The Northeast U.S./New York regional competition accepts applications from ventures in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. We welcome applications from the above states as long as you are able to travel to NYC for the regional events. The deadline to apply is January 27, 2020.
November 1, 2019: Application opens on the HBS Alumni NVC website
November 18, 2019: NVC Kickoff Cocktail Party – Meet and learn from previous regional NVC winners.
January 21, 2020: New Venture Competition Panel Event: Two Entrepreneurs and Two VC’s Discuss the Startup Landscape – Final opportunity to meet our Northeast U.S. / New York NVC Leadership Team and learn about the competition before the application deadline.
January 27, 2020: **Application Deadline at 12:00 pm noon ET**
February 13, 2020: Regional Showcase Competition – Tradeshow of all companies accepted into the competition. Regional finalists will be chosen and move onto the Regional Final Round of the competition.
March 4, 2020: Regional Final Competition – Shark Tank-style pitch presentation in front of 3 VC judges and an audience. Regional finals winner will be chosen and move onto the Global Round of the competition.
March 8, 2020: Global finalists are notified and invited to pitch at the NVC live event on the HBS campus
April 16, 2020: NVC Finale – Regional finals winners attend the Finale and 8 global finalists pitch to prominent VCs. Grand Prize, Runner-Up, and Crowd Favorite winners announced
*Cloud Credits are available for startups who have not previously received promotional Cloud credits, and are good for 12 months.
Winning teams will receive the opportunity to pitch to HBS Angels of NY.
“HBS has always been a leader in entrepreneurship, and after hearing fellow classmates experience with NVC, I was excited to participate as soon as Werk’s business was officially launched. I appreciated how founder-friendly it was. So many other comparable models make it onerous for the founder to participate – but this was both easy and fun.”
“NVC was a great opportunity to gain exposure and receive feedback on 1Atelier. We met quite a few investors through the competition. The ‘NVC Winner’ title makes our business credible and legitimate, especially to other HBS alumni. Overall, it was an incredible experience.”
“Our advisor–whom we met through the NVC-NY mentorship program–has been an amazing resource, eventually becoming one of our board members. The exposure was great for our business, Aromaflage. Being plugged into the network has been the gift that keeps on giving.”