The Northeast U.S./New York Region includes New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. See the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship Website for More Info on the Annual New Venture Competition Alumni Track and Regions.

Are you an innovator or early stage entrepreneur?

You’re invited to participate in the annual HBS Alumni New Venture Competition (NVC), brought to you by the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, HBS Alumni Clubs 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 & Resources

Key Dates:

  • Tue, Mar. 5 – Region Finale – Finalist Pitch Round (in-person in NYC)
  • Sun. Mar. 3 – Deadline for Regional Finalists to Submit Final Decks to NY Team
  • Sun, Mar. 10 – Deadline to Submit Regional Winners to HBS
  • Tue, Mar. 19 – Final Global Judging Process (virtual, at HBS)
  • Thu, Mar. 21 – HBS Alumni NVC Global Finale (virtual for alumni, from HBS)

Video Resources for Entrepreneurs:

Sponsors & Prizes

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Details of prizes may change year to year

Northeast Prizes

  • 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
  • Skip the line to pitch your business to HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York
  • Pro bono Accounting and Finance Advisory Services

CFGI

Pro bono Accounting and Finance Advisory Services

Katsky Korins

Pro-Bono Legal Services

HBS Alumni Angels NY

Skip the line to pitch your business to HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York

Polsinelli

Pro-Bono Legal Services

And more!

Compete for global prizes

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Hear From Past Winners

ILANA SPRINGER '22, 2023 Global & Regional Winner

“The HBS Alumni New Venture Competition was an enriching experience for all of us here at M7 Health. Not only did we receive thoughtful and actionable feedback from the judges during each phase of the competition, but we met several investors and advisors who have become invaluable supporters of M7. Since winning the aNVC in March, we secured our first customer, launched our platform in multiple hospitals, grew our team from 2 to 6 people, and raised additional capital.”

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