-defaultOne Harvard New Venture Competition (1HNVC) 2021 Information Event

Calling all Harvard educated entrepreneurs!

Come hear from our prior year’s 1HNVC contestant entrepreneurs, and the 2020 winner, about how this competition has helped propel their startups to success. We will also be providing general information for contestants about the 1HNVC competition.


  • 5:00pm: 1HNVC Welcome and Intro - Maya Krish
  • 5:05pm: Process of Competition and Timeline - Pankaj Mahajan
  • 5:10pm: Mentoring - Vince Lance
  • 5:15pm: Intro of Panel of Participants - Dan Beck
  • 5:20pm: Q&A Moderation - Dan Beck

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 5:00-6:15 pm PT
Location: Virtual - Zoom webinar link details will be provided upon registration

Free for Everyone

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More About This Event

The Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and other Bay Area Harvard Clubs are excited to announce the 2021 One Harvard New Venture Competition (1HNVC). 1HNVC serves as a launch pad for innovative new ventures from HBS and Harvard alumni, providing access and exposure to potential investors, mentors, and advisors.  This annual competition was started for HBS alumni over ten years ago by the Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Clubs & Associations.  Two years ago in the Bay Area, we expanded this competition to include alumni of all Harvard schools.  Competing startups were offered multiple mentoring sessions, introductions to other mentors and investors, and networking opportunities at our 1HNVC networking events in January and February.  Furthermore, they had the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and access over $1 million of sponsored in-kind benefits.

Questions on content? Contact Dan Beck, HBS ‘09, Organizer and Moderator: dan.leo.beck@gmail.com.


Ann KletzAnn Kletz
CEO and Co-Founder, Goal Five, 2020 1HNVC Winner

Goal Five is the Soccer Brand for Her. Producing premium quality athletic apparel designed specifically for women. Our mission is to celebrate, elevate & inspire female athletes’ greatness.

Brent BlackabyBrent Blackaby
Co-Founder, Confidently

Confidently is a personal data platform that allows consumers to take back control of their own personal data through seeing, managing, and monetizing their data.

Erik Eklund Erik Eklund
CEO, Telemetrak, 2020 1HNVC Finalist

TelemeTrak captures a million times more data when tracking unpowered logistics assets (e.g., containers) through continuous, highresolution tracking powered by kinetic energy. TelemeTrak does NOT compete in powered-asset tracking (Fleetmatics, Samsara, etc.).


Dan BeckDan Beck
Financial Consultant, Equitable Advisors, 2019-2021 1HNVC Steering Committee Member