2020 One Harvard New Venture Competition


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
pHure Skin
Planted Places
Vincere Health
Voga Coffee

Register early.  This event will likely sell out! Tickets are non-refundable.
Click here to register

Come meet and network with our finalists prior to our final competition. Register for our upcoming Pre-1HNVC networking event:

What We Didn't Learn at Harvard About Starting a Company - 1HNVC VIP Entrepreneurial Networking Night
Thursday, February 13, 2020


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The Bay Area Alumni Clubs of all the Harvard schools have come together to offer a regional "One Harvard" New Venture Competition (1HNVC).  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.  In 2019, over $1 million of prizes were awarded to competing startups.  Applicants will also receive curated mentoring from HBSANC StartUp Partners prior to the 1HNVC (date and location of competition TBA).  Click here to learn more about the 2019 1HNVC.

Benefits to all 1HNVC Participants:

  • Broad visibility to Harvard and Bay Area community network
  • Opportunity to present to leading venture capitalists, angel investors and fellow entrepreneurs
  • Receive feedback from VCs and fellow judges that will help in honing future pitches and defining a successful business model
  • Network with Harvard alums, angel investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs
  • Finalists receive venture pitch opportunity to HBS Alumni Angels
  • Selected startups will receive mentoring sessions from HBSANC StartUp Partners
  • Last year, we received over $ 1 million of sponsored benefits from our partners ranging from cash prizes to cloud services to office space and more.

Regional HBS finalists will receive travel to the HBS Global Finals in April 2020.

  • HBS alumni have the opportunity to participate in the global HBS Alumni New Venture Competition (aNVC) by first participating in our regional 1HNVC. The winning HBS team from our Bay Area region will go on to compete in the global rounds and compete for over $75,000 in cash prizes at the HBS NVC Finale held at HBS on April 16, 2020. Please note in order to participate in the HBS aNVC, you must first submit a regional 1HVNC application by the December 31st deadline and then submit

Thank you to our Venue Host, UCSF! The use of meeting rooms at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) by non-profit or non-university organization does not imply that UCSF endorses this organization or the materials presented.

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Questions? Contact the 2020 1HNVC Team at 1hnvc20@gmail.com