Running through most of the academic year, the NVC begins in the fall quarter with events that promote team formation and idea generation. During the winter quarter, teams go through an intensive period of coursework and mentoring to refine their business concepts. The NVC culminates in a series of public events during the spring quarter, where teams present their ideas and business models to a panel of experienced professionals, competing for prizes and resources to launch their new ventures.

2017-2018 Schedule

17 Oct, 6:00pmNVC Student Information SessionBroida 1640
25 Oct, 6:00pmNVC Student Information Session (If you missed the first one)ESB 1001
7 Nov, 6:00pmSeminar: The Next Great Idea and MixerESB 1001
16 Nov, 6:00pmNVC Student and Mentor mixerESB 1001
30 Nov, 6:00pmNVC Elevator Pitch SocialLoma Pelona
15 DecDeadline to Submit Application to Enroll in TMP 148/268 & TMP 149/269 
Dec (TBD)Last day for TMP 148A/268A and TMP 149/269 Add Codes 
Dec (TBD)Idea & Team Submission for NVC Winter Activities  
24 Jan, 6:00pmNVC Info Session & Mixer- Applying for the New Venture FairESB 1001
8 Feb, 6:00pmSeminar: Business Model CanvasPhelps 1420
22 Feb, 6:00pmSeminar: How to size your marketPhelps 3505
8 March, 6:00pmNew Venture Fair Requirements Review/ Mentor MixerESB 1001
25 MarchLast Day to Submit Team Entry for the New Venture Fair  
Monday, April 2New Venture Fair Entrants Announced 

5 April, 5:30pm

NVC Spring Kick-off - Preparing for the New Venture FairESB 1001
10 April, 7:00pmSeminar: Developing Investor Pitch and Poster BoardESB 1001

17 April 7:00pm

Seminar: Legal Issues for Start-UpsESB 1001
23-27 AprilMentor Week (Finance, Pitch, and Poster Prep) 
24 April, 7:00pmPoster Board Pitch Practice with MentorsESB 1001
2 May, 5:30pmNew Venture FairCorwin Pavilion
24 May, 3:00pmNew Venture FinalsCorwin Pavilion