The 2018 New Venture Competition (NVC) competition is open to all alumni ventures, including both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Winners will represent the New York and Northeastern Regional at the Global Semifinals in Boston in April.
New York and Northeastern region includes New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, but we welcome applications from all states as long as you are able to travel to New York for the regional events.
NVC is an excellent launchpad to join the buzzing New York startup ecosystem where some of the most successful U.S. startups and prominent VCs are located. This is your chance to get great feedback and move your company forward by showcasing your company to a large group of potential partners, such as investors and advisors. Plus, we offer cash prizes and in-kind services to help with your startup’s needs.
Applications closed on January 29, 2018. Check back next year to apply for the 2019 regional competition and a chance to receive invaluable feedback, gain access to one of the world’s most powerful networks, and win prizes!
Each Regional Applicant receives:
For more information, contact Senem Yaman ’13 at syaman (at) mba2013.hbs.edu.
NVC is sponsored by HBS’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Clubs & Associations. The New York and Northeastern Regional competition is sponsored by the Harvard Business School Club of New York.
New York and Northeastern Regional Winners receive cash and in-kind prizes from our Sponsors:
*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.”
2018 NVC New York and Northeastern Regional Winners