The Northeast U.S./New York Region includes New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. Applications are open as of November 15, 2022 and will close January 30, 2023.

Are you an innovator or early stage entrepreneur?

You’re invited to participate in the annual HBS New Venture Competition (NVC), brought to you by the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and the HBS Club of New York.

Open to 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 global finals at HBS, and win over $100,000 in cash prizes.

Key Info

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.

Key Dates

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – Online Application is Open to Entrepreneurs
  • Monday, January 30, 2023 at 12:00pm ET (Boston) – Global Application Deadline
  • Monday, March 17, 2023 – NY/Northeast Regional Finalists Notified if Accepted to Global Competition
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023 – Regional winners will compete in the Alumni New Venture Competition Global Finale Round (virtual) to be held on March 23, 2023

Prizes & Sponsors

Northeast U.S./New York Regional Winners receive cash and in-kind prizes from our Sponsors:







*Details of prizes may change year to year

Northeast Cash Prizes

  • 1st Place Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd Place Prize: $2,500
  • Best Early Stage Startup: $2,500

Legal Sponsors Polsinelli

  • Pro bono legal services up to $5K for each of the First, Second, and Best Early Stage Startup winners
  • “Pitch Perfect” assistance to the First, Second, and Best Early Stage Startup winners, to provide advice and assistance with respect to their pitches at the HBS Alumni NVC
  • Free presentations on related start-up legal topics including intellectual property protection and corporate structure matters

Generously provided by HBS Alumni Angels of Greater NY

Winning teams will receive the opportunity to pitch to HBS Angels of NY.

And more!

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Hear From Past Winners

Anna Auerbach '10, 2017 Regional Winner

“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.”

Stephanie Sarka '90, 2016 Regional Winner

“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.”

Melissa Fensterstock '12, 2014 Regional Winner

“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.”

Past N.Y./Northeast Region Winners & Finalists