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.

2018-2019 Schedule

17 Oct, 6:00pmNVC Information SessionChem 1171
25 Oct, 6:00pmNVC Student Information Session (If you missed the first one)ESB 1001
1 Nov, 6:00pmNVC Student Mixer- The Next Great IdeaLoma Pelona
14 Nov, 6:00pmNVC Student and Mentor mixerESB 1001
29 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
Feb, TBDSeminar: Business Model Canvas 
Feb, TBDSeminar: How to size your market 
March, TBDNew Venture Fair Requirements Review/ Mentor Mixer 
March, TBDLast Day to Submit Team Entry for the New Venture Fair  
April, TBDNew Venture Fair Entrants Announced 

April, TBD

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

April, TBD

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