Announcing the 2018 One Harvard Alumni
New Venture Competition

nvcHBS has run the New Venture Competition Alumni Track for over 20 years to provide HBS alumni with a launch pad for new ventures. This year the Bay Area Alumni Clubs of all the Harvard schools have come together to offer a regional” One Harvard” New Venture Competition. The program will offer qualified applicants an opportunity to present to a large group of VC and Angel investors, receive free software, products, and services, and compete for cash prizes. Applicants will also receive curated mentoring and pitch practice and feedback sessions prior to the final Bay Area competition. Learn more about our sponsors and partners

Qualified applicants are required to have a Harvard alumnus (of any school) as a full-time member of the management team. The company must have raised less than $2.5 million in capital and have lifetime revenues of less than $2 million.

The application is currently open and the regional finals will occur in March.

The competition will be run as a “level playing field” across all the Harvard schools. Since the Global HBS New Venture Competition in April is limited to HBS alumni, our Bay Area program will be used to select the regional HBS winners who will advance to the global “HBS only” competition.


  • September 26, 2017: 1HVNC Application Opens
  • January 29, 2018: 1HVNC Application Closes
  • December – March: HBS StartUp Partner Mentoring Sessions with one on one coaching with VC’s, executives and sponsors.
  • March 2018: 1HNVC Competition and Demo Day
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