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:

2019 1HNVC Sponsored Benefits

Cooley The Cooley law firm returns in 2019 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 $15,000 worth of free services to jump-start your business.  Learn more
Microsoft Microsoft is our host for the 1HNVC Regional Finals.  Microsoft for Startups helps startups scale their business by getting up and running in the cloud.  Startups can bring their favorite open source and technology tools to Azure and explore possibilities using the tools and platforms they know.  Microsoft for StartUps will offer their $12,000 package of Azure credits to the top 4-5 finalists.  Learn more
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.  All 1HNVC competitors will be eligible for the Start Program ($3,000 in Cloud credits and other listed program benefits). Finalists will be eligible for the Spark Program ($20,000 in Cloud credits) and the 1HNVC Winner will be receive the Surge Package ($100,000 in credits). Learn more
Fuel by McKinsey Fuel by McKinsey works with startups by bringing McKinsey strategies on pricing, sales excellence, and customer success to the next generation of innovative disruptors.  Fuel by McKinsey will offer packages of $20,000 worth of services (or 5 credits each) to the top two 1HNVC finalists. Learn more
Draper University Draper University is a long-time supporter of HBSANC StartUp Partners. The University is part of the Draper Ecosystem that includes Hero City, Draper Associates, Draper Venture Network, and others, providing venture investments, education and co-working space. Draper University will offer six-month flex memberships ($350/mo value) to three 1HNVC finalists.  This includes access to Wifi, printers, conference rooms, coffee, tea, VC office hours, and open seating.   Learn more
Carta Carta is an equity management platform that creates a single source of truth for your company’s equity.  Carta lets companies, from formation to IPO, issue securities, execute secondary transactions, request valuations, run expense reports, perform compliance reporting and transfer funds online.  With Carta's automated cap table and liquidity solution, you'll never have to worry about an out of date, incorrect or non-compliant cap table ever again.  Carta will waive all set up costs for all 1HNVC participants plus offer a 20% discount off their subscription in the first year.  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
Plug and Play 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
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
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
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
HBSANC StartUp Partners (SUP) Since its inception in 2014, HBSANC StartUp Partners (SUP) has advised over 450 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