2020 One Harvard New Venture Competition Judging

Startups will be scored on the following criteria: Customer Value Proposition, Go-To-Market Strategy, Economic Model and Team. Click here for more information

Announcing our 2020 1HNVC Celebrity 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

Notable Investors in the Room


Thank you to our 1HNVC Judging Committee

Cathy Benko, Committee Chair

  • HBS 1989
  • Band of Angel Investor
  • NIKE, Inc. Board Member
  • Former Vice Chairman and Managing Principal, Deloitte

Patrick Chung

  • Harvard/HBS JD-MBA 2004
  • Managing General Partner, Xfund
  • Head of Consumer and Seed Investing Practices, NEA
  • Board Member at 23andMe

Lara Druyan

  • HBS '94
  • Managing Director, Silicon Valley Data Capital
  • Former Managing Director & Head of Innovation, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Former technology executive operating roles in private and public companies

Vince Lane

  • HBS OPM 37
  • HBS Chair, Start Up Partners
  • Global investor and entrepreneur
  • Advisory Board, Tsangs Group
Mary McDougall

  • HBS 1981
  • VP, Astia
  • Former CEO, Survox
  • Serial enterprise software entrepreneur

Jennifer Machado

  • HBS 1990
  • Angel Investor with Golden Seeds
  • Financial work with non-profits and a credit union
  • Former Finance Executive, Chevron

Steve Payne

  • HBS 1985
  • Architect Partners, Tech M&A advisory
  • Co-founder, Ignite Ventures
  • Chairman, Ice911 Research

Jim Simmons, HBS 1974

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Simmons Goodspeed Ventures
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Caltech Angels Network
  • Board Member, Sylvan Source, Inc

Dr. Fanis Tsoulouhas

  • HBS PLD 2017
  • Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Gallo Management Program, UC Merced
  • Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, UC Merced
  • Former Professor at Poole College of Management, NC State University



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