Announcing the first HBSA/NC New Venture Competition (NVC) Finals Reception Wednesday March 31st

HBSA/NC proudly announces our club’s first New Venture Finals (NVC) Competition and Entrepreneur’s Reception to be held on

Wednesday, March 31st


Computer History Museum

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd

Mountain View, CA 94043

Click here for map and directions

Come find out about the most exciting HBS alumni start-ups and the entrepreneurs behind them!  The HBSA/NC New Venture Contest (NVC) Finalists will present their business plans in front of an esteemed HBS alumni judging panel and their peers, and the winning team will be announced. 

This event will be the largest ever gathering of HBS alumni start-ups in Northern California and is part of a global HBS outreach effort to shine a spotlight on HBS alumni ventures and investors.

In addition to the presentations from the four finalist teams, attendees will have an opportunity to meet more than 25 HBS alumni start-ups at the reception hosted at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. 

This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about what it takes to build a successful business plan, and to learn about new ventures being started by your fellow alumni.  For HBS alumni in the venture or angel investing community as well as service providers, this is an outstanding opportunity to meet a great set of startup companies with HBS founders.

Before the evening is over, we will announce the HBS Northern California NVC 2010 Winner!   

Online event registration is closed! Walk-ins $50

Event Highlights:

  • Hear presentations from the NVC Finalists (4 finalists, 15 minutes each)
  • See how experienced HBS alumni judges evaluate start-up opportunities
  • Meet the entire team of NVC HBS alumni judges- including over 14 senior HBS alumni in angel investing, venture capital, and industry
  • Meet all the NVC entrants in person and learn about their companies
  • Get a glimpse of over 25 up and coming HBS alumni start-ups- NVC entrants + more well established HBS alumni start-ups
  • Learn more about the Harvard Angels program and how you can get involved as an investor or find out what it takes to present to them.

3/31 Panel NVC Judges:

  • Patrick Chung, Harvard MBA/JD '04, Partner, NEA
  • Norman Fogelsong, Harvard MBA/JD '76 , General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
  • Randy Haykin, HBS '88, Managing Director, Outlook Ventures and Founder, Haykin Capital
  • Sean Jacobsohn, HBS '98, Co-founder Harvard Angels, Vice President, Cornerstone OnDemand 
  • Rich Redelfs, HBS '82, General Partner, Foundation Capital

First Round NVC Judges:

  • Dan Ahn, HBS '97, Managing Director, Voyager Capital
  • Rajeev Batra, HBS '00, Partner, Mayfield Fund
  • Tom Cervantez, Harvard MBA/JD '92, Partner, Business Counsel Law Group LLP, Co-founder Harvard Angels
  • Josh Goldman, HBS '93, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
  • Ping Hao, HBS '97, HBSA/NC President
  • Christina LaMontagne, HBS '09, Associate, Physic Ventures
  • Rick Lewis, HBS '04, Principal, US Venture Partners
  • Mary McDougall, HBS '81, Director, SaaS Incubator, BMC Software, Inc
  • Bob Rosin, HBS '00, Entrepreneur and NVC Co-Chair
  • Michael Yang, HBS '98, Venture Partner, Comcast Interactive Capital

2010 NVC Entrant Companies:

    * AdVantageTec              Thomas Jung HBS ‘97
    * BrainGig                       Andrea Chang, HBS ‘07
    * BuySellBandwith           Sunil Tagare, HBS PMD ‘95
    * FireEar                         Russell Jones, HBS ‘89
    * Full Spectrum Coaching Alex Alexander ‘72
    * Glenpine Associates      Ernie Lopez, HBS ‘06
    * HOMErgent                   Arthur Zwern, HBS ‘85
    * Kanawe                        Bob Albo, HBS ‘85
    * Medwait                        Seth Cohen, HBS ‘08
    * MyMightyBiz                 Kwee Bin Teo, HBS ‘03
    * NearbyAd                     Ingrid Lestiyo, HBS ‘06
    * Redbeacon                   Ethan Anderson, HBS ‘03
    * Renown Labs                Tom Rikert, HBS ‘06
    * Slingkast                      Brian Hoskins, HBS ’03  
    * Verafirma                      Michael Marubio, HBS ’95, Mike Ni, HBS ‘97
    * WeeDecor                    Pam Webber, HBS ‘00
    * WineCircle                    Peter Grossman, HBS ‘78

Promising HBS Alumni Start-ups to be Showcased:   

    * Apsalar                        Michael Oiknine, HBS '98
    * eRealInvestor                Mike Genstil, HBS '02
    * Grid Dynamics              Christine Dinh-Tan, HBS ‘97
    * Grouply, Inc.                 Mark Robins, HBS ’98, Rich Reimer, HBS ‘98
    * Kidlandia                      Brian Backus, HBS '99
    * SiteJabber                    Jeremy Gin, HBS ’06, Michael Lai, HBS ‘06
    *           Charlie Graham, HBS ‘06
    * SurfCanyon                   Mark Cramer, HBS ‘94
    * Triangulate                    Sunil Nagaraj, HBS ‘09
    * Viglink                          Oliver Roup, HBS '09
    * Zappli                           Philippe Suchet, HBS ‘98

Agenda:  5:30m-9:00pm, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California

5:30pm-6:00pm:  Networking
6:00pm-7:30pm: NVC Finalist Presentations
8:00pm: HBSA/NC 2010 NVC Winner Announced
7:30pm-9:00pm: Start-up Reception with Heavy Appetizers

HBSA/NC Members and Guests:  $35 per person, Non-members $55

Program Chairs:  Ping Hao HBS ‘97, Karae Lisle HBS ’98, and Bob Rosin HBS ‘00. 

Online event registration is closed! Walk-ins $50