Interested in Becoming A Sponsor?

We look to Bay Area companies for partnerships to provide our entrepreneurial community with customized coaching, mentoring, exposure to the VC community, and both cash and in-kind benefits. Below is a description of our 2019 sponsored benefits

We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization. All proceeds will go toward supporting the One Harvard New Venture Competition and other HBSANC entrepreneurial programs, such as StartUp Partners and HBS Angels pitch events, which provides ongoing mentorship and support to early stage startups.

For more information, please contact our 1HNVC Sponsorship Team:

Dan Beck (HBS '09), 1HNVC Sponsorship Co-Chair:

Matthew Weisman (HBS '79), 1HNVC Sponsorship Co-Chair:

Maya Krish (Harvard '97), HBSANC Director of Entrepreneurship:

2020 1HNVC Sponsored Benefits

Cooley The Cooley law firm returns in 2020 as the premier legal sponsor of the NVC. Cooley is one of the leading Bay Area firms whose clients include Uber, Facebook and Google. Cooley is proud to support emerging companies by offering 1HNVC finalists a package of $25,000 worth of free services to jump-start your business.  Learn more
UCSF 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.
Google Cloud for Startups From machine learning, data management, and containers, to productivity tools, Google Cloud for Startups helps startups build, scale and grow with the tools they need. Through mentorship, training and free credits, Google Cloud for Startups enables early-stage startups to get up and running quickly and easily. 1HNVC competitors are eligible to join the Google Cloud for Startup Program, be assessed individually for potential and may earn up to $100,000 in Cloud credits and other listed program benefits pending qualification. Learn more
From start-ups to multi-national companies, Leadership Dynamics applies Harvard University validated advanced proprietary analytics and worldwide (over 45 countries) consulting expertise. Our proven approach is EEOC compliant for talent selection. Our clients also receive in person training and coaching. We achieve exceptional results in Talent Acquisition, Development, Retention, and Productivity. Leadership Dynamics will provide 110 hours of consulting, a $50,000 value at our standard rates, apportioned to select HNVC finalists according to need and stage of development. Learn more
AirDev AirDev, a prior NVC participant, was founded on the mission to eliminate technical barriers from bringing great ideas to life. AirDev will provide the top four 1HNVC applicants with their 5-day Sprint app development at 50% off the regular price of $3,000 or equal $1,500 credit toward a larger project. Learn more
Golden Seeds Golden Seeds is one of the nation’s most active early-stage investment firms with a focus on women leaders, creating lasting impact. Golden Seeds will offer four to five 1HNVC finalists a one-hour mentoring session with an experienced Golden Seeds angel investor.  Learn more
Belleview Consulting guides leaders and organizations along intentional growth trajectories. Whether searching for the perfect 7th hire or exploding from 50 to 500 people, aligning org structures to business goals can improve efficiency and raise engagement. Belleview will offer all 1HNVC finalists two hours of consulting to analyze their current structure and plan for next steps. Learn more
Plug and Play logo Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that connect startups to corporations with over 100 company investments every year. Success stories include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound, and Lending Club. The top three finalists will be awarded $150,000 of in-kind services and selected to participate in the 10-week Plug & Play Startup Camp designed to immerse startups and entrepreneurs into the Silicon Valley environment. Learn more
DMO DMO is an award winning global design and innovation company that connects people and organizations, articulating strategies and experiences in order to design products, services and brands. The winner will receive one week’s worth of design services customized specifically for the company ($5,000 value). Learn more
Zoom Named by Gartner as a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions, Zoom offers communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration. All 1HNVC participants will receive a free one-year Pro Subscription. Learn more
DocSend 6 months free provision of DocSend to all finalists to help them with their fundraising efforts after the pitching competition. DocSend is the #1 tool early stage founders use to share their pitch decks with potential investors/VCs and accelerate their fundraising. Learn more
BrandTwist BrandTwist is a full service-branding agency that will make your brand stand out and get noticed. We provide clarity, speed and impact through brand strategy, brand coaching, innovative brand safaris, and brand design. BrandTwist founder Julie Cottineau is a best-selling author, global branding expert and former VP of Brand for Virgin. BrandTwist is proud to support 1HNVC finalists with copies of our brand-building bible, “TWIST: How Fresh Perspectives Build Breakthrough Brands”, and three winners with Brand Health Check strategy sessions (valued at $350 each) that evaluate your brand and determine actionable strategies to twist and stand out from competition. Learn more
HBSANC StartUp Partners (SUP) Since its inception in 2014, HBSANC StartUp Partners (SUP) has advised over 550 startups, and participating startup companies have raised over $150 million.  SUP will provide individualized coaching and mentorship to all 1HNVC applicants.  Learn more


Questions? Contact the 2020 1HNVC Team at