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.

2016-2017 Schedule

13 Oct, 7:00pmNVC Student Orientation MeetingBuchanan 1940
26 Oct, 5:30pmNVC Student Orientation Meeting (For those who missed the first one)ESB 1001
7 Nov, 6:00pmSeminar: The Next Great Idea... and Mentor MixerESB 1001
17 Nov, 6:00pmNVC Student MixerESB 1001
29 Nov, 6:00pmNVC Elevator Pitch Social NightCorwin Pavilion
30 NovDeadline to Submit Application to Enroll in TMP 148/268 & TMP 149/269 
4 DecLast day for TMP 148A/268A and TMP 149/269 Add Codes 
12 DecIdea & Team Submission for NVC Winter Activities  
19 Jan, 6:00pmNVC Info Session & Mixer - Applying for the New Venture FairESB 1001
2 Feb, 6:00pmSeminar: The Business Model CanvasPhelps 1420
9 Feb, 6:00pmSeminar: Telling the StoryESB 1001
16 Feb, 6:00pmSeminar: Developing Financial ProjectionsPhelps 1420
2 March, 5:30pmNew Venture Fair Requirements Review / Mentor MixerESB 1001
27 MarchLast Day to Submit Team Entry for the New Venture Fair 
3 AprilNew Venture Fair Entrants Announced 
6 April, 5:30pmNVC Spring Kick-Off - Preparing for New Venture FairENG II, Room 1519
13 April, 6:00pmSeminar: Developing Investor Pitch and Poster BoardESB 1001
20 April, 6:00pmSeminar: Legal Issues for Start-UpsESB 1001
24-28 AprilMentor Week (Finance, Pitch and Poster Prep) 
24 April, 6:00pmPoster Board Pitch Practice w/MentorsESB 1001
4 May, 5:30pmNew Venture FairCorwin Pavilion
24 May, 3:00pmNew Venture FinalsCorwin Pavilion