is proud to announce the premier entrepreneurship event
for HBS Alumni in the New England Region: 

7th Annual 2015 - 2016
New Venture Competition
Buzz   |   Networking   |   Events   |   Mentoring   |   Cash Prizes


Call for Startup Teams!
Every qualified team entering the competition receives:

  • Access to entrepreneurship-focused events throughout the year
  • Detailed business plan feedback from qualified judges
  • Mentoring and help from HBS Alumni

Our 8 Semi-Finalists and 4 Finalists are eligible for:

  • $10,000 no-strings 100% CASH prize for New England Winner
  • Mentoring Night and Practice Pitch Event – hone your pitch with experts
  • Other cash and in-kind prizes from sponsors to be announced
  • Entry to the Global HBS competition and a chance to win $25k or $50k prizes

Startups (that are located in New England and have at least one HBS Alum on the founding/executive team) may apply to the alumni business plan competition by clicking here.

To learn more about the HBS New Venture Competition for Students and Alumni, visit the HBS website here.

Judges & Mentors wanted!

To express your interest in getting involved as a judge or mentor, please click here. We will be in touch with you during the next few weeks.


HBSAB New Venture Competition Sub-Committee

Keith Cooper, MBA 1988
Hank Flores, MBA 1990
Vaibhav Gupta, MBA 2014
Chris Hobson, MBA 1999 (Chair)
Stephen Pittman, PLDA 2011
Andy Rogers, AMP 183, 2012


Important Dates

November 2, 2015
     HBSAB Alumni NVC Kick-Off Event: The Startup Journey 

November 5, 2015
     HBS New Venture Competition Kicks off and HBSAB NVC is the
     New England Regional alumni contest
. If your startup is located in New
     England you will register your team through HBSAB. 

January 20, 2016
     HBSAB Event: Entrepreneurial Topic TBA

January 29, 2016
     HBSAB Alumni NVC Application Deadline. Click here for application.

February 8, 2016 Week
     HBSAB Announces 8 Alumni NVC Semi-Finalists 

February 24, 2016
     HBSAB Alumni NVC Practice Pitch Night for Semi-Finalists

March 3, 2016
     HBSAB Alumni NVC Semi-Finals

March 23, 2016
     HBSAB Alumni NVC Finals -
     Winner awarded $10K and moves onto Global HBS NVC!

March 25, 2016
     HBS NVC Announces Regional Alumni Winners

April 1-15, 2016
     HBS NVC 1st and 2nd place Alumni Teams chosen by judges/
     Fan Favorite chosen by online voters

April 26, 2016
     HBS Student & Alumni New Venture Competition
     Winners announced!

1st place winner: $50,000, chosen by a global panel of judges
2nd place winner: $25,000, chosen by a global panel of judges
"Fan Favorite" winner: chosen by the online crowd vote