2020 One Harvard New Venture Competition

The Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and other Bay Area Harvard Clubs are excited to announce the 2020 One Harvard New Venture Competition (1HNVC).

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The Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and other Bay Area Harvard Clubs are excited to announce the 2020 One Harvard New Venture Competition (1HNVC). Register now to join us for the upcoming Competition and Entrepreneurship Summit!  Enjoy an exciting evening of wining, dining, and entrepreneurial networking.

Congratulations to our 2020 1HNVC Finalists! Close to 40 HBS and Harvard alumni-founded startups applied for 1HNVC. Come watch these top 12 teams pitch LIVE to a panel of special guest judges and compete for the title of 2020 1HNVC Northern CA winner!  You will have the opportunity to network with participating startups and hear a special talk by our guest speaker, Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder and COO of Cloudflare and HBS '09.  

2020 1HNVC Finalists:
Aero Therapeutics
Goal Five
Planted Places
Vincere Health
Voga Coffee

Announcing Our 2020 1HNVC Judges:

Sonja Hoel-Perkins

Sonja Hoel-Perkins
Venture Capitalist, Founder and Managing Director of the Perkins Fund, and Co-Founder of Broadway Angels


Zack Rinat

Zack Rinat
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman Driveroo Founder, Chairman & CEO, Model N (NYSE: MODN) Chairman, Conduit (NASDAQ: PERI) Founding Director, TradingDynamics, Acquired by Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA) Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, NetDynamics. Acquired by Sun (NASDAQ: SUNW)


Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens
Venture Capitalist, Founder of S-Cubed Capital. Formerly a Partner at Sequoia Capital


Maggie Wilderotter

Maggie Wilderotter
CEO, Investor and Entrepreneur. Board Member of DocuSign (Chair), Costco, HP, Cadence Design Systems and Lyft. Founder and Owner of Grand Reserve Winery & Inn

A list of notable investors who will be in the room is forthcoming.

Click Here To Register

Register early.  This event will likely sell out! Tickets are non-refundable.

Date:   Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  6:00 - 6:45pm: Registration, Networking and Refreshments
  6:45 - 9:30pm: Program and Competition
Location:   UCSF Genentech Hall
  600 16th Street, Genentech Auditorium
  San Francisco, CA 94158
Tickets:   $40 HBSANC and Other Affiliate Club Members*
    *Membership will be verified by Club administration
  $55 HBS Alumni Non-members.
  $60 General Public
Thank you to our Venue Sponsor, UCSF!

About Michelle Zatlyn

Michelle Zatlyn

Michelle Zatlyn is Co-founder and COO of Cloudflare, a leading Internet security, performance, and reliability company that was named to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List, selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Most Innovative Internet Technology Company for two successive years, and named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Before co-founding Cloudflare, Michelle held positions at Google and Toshiba and launched two successful startups. She holds a BS degree, with distinction, from McGill University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. Michelle has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of the Top 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. magazine, and a 40 Under 40 leader by San Francisco Business Times. She was also featured as one of the Women Who Rule Silicon Valley in an issue of ELLE magazine.


Maya Krish, Harvard MS '97, 2020 1HNVC Chair & HBSANC Director of Entrepreneurship
Dan Beck & Matthew Weissman: Sponsorships Chairs
Pankaj Mahajan & Cameron Powell: Competitor Management Chairs
Cathleen Benko: Judging Committee Chair
Fernando Perez: Marketing Chair

Interested in sponsoring our event?  Contact Dan Beck or Matthew WeissmanQuestions? Contact 1HNVC20@gmail.com

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