New Venture Competition - Alumni Track
Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The HBS Club of Toronto is excited to host the Canadian finals for the HBS Alumni Track of the New Venture Competition (NVC), which is open to ventures with an HBS alumni as founder and thus far have less than $2 million USD in revenue. Full eligibility details are here.
Entrepreneurs enter the global competition and compete to win the $75,000 grand prize, $25,000 runner-up and $5,000 crowd favourite prizes in addition to getting great exposure and feedback from prominent business leaders on their ideas.
Last year’s Canadian winner, Vention (Etienne Lacroix, MBA 2011 - see pitch video), was the Runner-up Winner at the Global HBS Finals and won the $25,000 prize.
Located in the King East Design District just minutes from the downtown core, The Globe and Mail Centre offers panoramic views of the city from the top floors of the new headquarters of Canada’s leading news organization.
2018 Canadian Finals Judges to be released soon!
Timeline of key events
January 29, 2018 – Deadline for NVC applications
February 22, 2018 – Canadian Finals at TBC
March 28, 2018 – Deadline for regional winners’ materials (pitch deck and video)
April 18, 2018 – Regional winners pitch live on the HBS campus and judges (prominent VCs) select top 2 winners: Grand Prize & Runner-Up winners
February 22 – Canadian Finals - Click HERE to view featured Finals
The short-listed Canadian finalists will pitch their plans to our judging panel, followed by questions from the panel, with the winner going on to represent Canada at the Global Finals in Boston being announced that evening.
Prior to the presentations, our esteemed and diverse judging panel will provide their perspectives on what it takes to build, launch and run a successful new venture.
One of our judges, Mary Ann Turcke, President of Digital Media and NFL Network for the NFL, has built and operated many successful businesses – both start ups and large enterprises, and will share her perspectives on what makes a business plan and its execution most likely to succeed. Our full judging panel will be announced in the coming weeks.
A reception will follow the presentations.
Event Chair: Owen Tseng (GMP 2015) & Bruce Dean (GMP 2013)
6:00 PM Registration, networking and refreshments
6:40 PM Welcome and perspectives on successful new ventures from our judging panel
7:00 PM New venture pitches
7:45 PM Reception
8:00 PM Winner announcement
8:30 PM Adjourn
Click HERE to register.