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  • 1. 2014
  • 2. Why Do it?  Helped start 100s of businesses — Exchange.com, SupplierMarket.com, @hoc, Brontes Technologies, Finale, New Leaders for New Schools, MyHappyPlanet, YouTea!, Cloudflare, RentTheRunway, BirchBox, RelayRides, Oscomp Systems, Triangulate, Vaxess Technologies, Good Start Genetics, ZEFER, Tauros Engineering  A great launch pad for your idea; test your interest in startups  Feedback from accomplished funders and founders  Principles into Practice ... — A learning experience that will prepare you when you DO have your great idea or when launching a new initiative within an existing business  Fame and fortune!
  • 3. Benefits – Register Now!  $1,000 Experimentation Fund for EVERYONE to engage in structured experimentation and validate assumption  Early Stage Feedback from judges and mentors  Live judging and feedback for every participant on market viability of idea, go to market plan, team, business model  Launching pad to future funding and accelerator opportunities, fast track opportunities, Pitch Day, HBS badge  $50,000 Grand Prize, $25,000 Runner Up + In-Kind Prizes
  • 4. Eligibility/Rules  Open to all HBS students and anyone else, as long as team has at least one HBS student who is a member of the founding team  2 tracks (Business & Social Enterprise); dates/awards are the same, process and judging criteria are different  RC teams may NOT enter their FIELD III project; Cannot win twice for the same idea (RC/EC year); Can apply to other Harvard competitions  Collaboration with Harvard Science Labs, MIT, i-Lab, and outside team members encouraged  Focus on seed stage ideas (<$1.5M capital raised/<$2M in revs)  All teams/MBA present on Super Saturday, Finalists only for Burden finale
  • 5. Calendar TODAY: Panel of Past New Competition Winners  Paris Wallace, MBA '08, Founder, Good Start Genetics  Tony Tjan, MBA '98, Founder, ZEFER and Cue Ball  Adrian Ross, MBA ‘14, Founder, Tauros Engineering Team Building Mixer #1  30 Second Pitch: Problem, Solution, Help?  Mix and Mingle by industry sector Coming Soon:        Early Stage Feedback (11/1, 12/11) Team Building Mixer #2, Mass Challenge (11/19) Entrepreneurship Conference: Pitching Contest (11/24) Early Registration Deadline (2/5) Super Saturday (4/5) Pitch Day (mid April) Finals (4/29) More Details: http://www.hbs.edu/entrepreneurship/new-venture-competition
  • 6. The Whole World is Waiting … What will you do??
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