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Caelum Health Swivel Beauty
Caelum Health Swivel Beauty
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Toi Labs
Toi Labs
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Presenting Companies

Reduct, Inc.
Caelum Health
Yetta Blockchain
Naming Matters
Swivel Beauty
Down Dog App
Confidence Girls
Toi Labs, Inc.
Trayt, Inc.
AbleThrive Inc


The pitch event held in San Mateo on March 15 had over 200 attendees listening to 19 pitches selected from the 54 semi-finalists form the applicants. We selected two semi-finalists to advance to the HBS Global NVC competition on the HBS campus later this month.

We had an amazing set of applicants, for across many Harvard schools. Over 45% of the competitors had female founders, and a wide range of sectors were represented.


The Harvard Alumni community of Northern California is excited to introduce our partners for the 2018 “One Harvard” New Venture Competition! Through their generous support, we are able to offer a variety of products and services for our entrants. Scroll down to learn more about our incredible sponsors’ offers!





The Cooley law firm returns in 2018 as the premier legal sponsor of the NVC. Cooley is one of the leading Bay Area firms whose clients include Uber, Facebook and Google. Cooley is proud to support emerging companies through offering NVC competitors a package of $15,000 worth of free services to jump-start your business. Learn more about Cooley LLP.
From machine learning, data management, and containers, to productivity tools, Google Cloud helps startups build, scale and grow with the tools they need. Through mentorship, training and free credits, Google Cloud for Startups enables early-stage startups to get up and running quickly and easily. All qualified applicants will be eligible for $20,000 in Cloud and Firebase Credits. The winner will be receive a total of $100,000 of credits.Learn more about Google Cloud Platform.
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that connect startups to corporations with over 100 company investments every year. Success stories that include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound, and Lending Club. The top three participants deeply discounted office space at the Plug and Play office space, along with mentorship and access to exclusive Plug and Play member-only events. Learn more about Plug and Play.
Carta is an equity management platform that creates a single source of truth for your companies equity. Carta lets companies, from formation to IPO, issue securities, execute secondary transactions, request valuations, run expense reports, perform compliance reporting and transfer funds online. With Carta's automated cap table and liquidity solution, you'll never have to worry about an out of date, incorrect or non-compliant cap table ever again. Carta will waive all set up costs for qualified participants. Learn more about Carta’s annual subscription service.
Regalix helps companies realize customer success by obtaining customers while optimizing cost and maximizing conversions. Regalix will provide a 1/2 day workshop to promising 1HNVC finalists that focuses on acquiring customers and setting up customer success programs. The class will also provide a deep understanding of SEO/SEM targeting. The winner of 1HNVC, will receive free use of their ShareDemo Platform for 1 year. Learn more about Regalix.
Draper University is our host for the NVC regional finals, and is a supporter of StartUp Partners. The University is part of the Draper Ecosystem that includes Hero City, Draper Associates, Draper Venture Network, and others, providing venture investments, education and co-working space. Learn more about Draper University.
Cloudflare protects and accelerates over 7 million websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. Cloudflare will provide all participants with 6 months of business plan, and the winners will receive 1 year of enterprise service at no charge. Learn more about Cloudflare.
No one understands startups like Silicon Valley Bank. From Pinterest to Twilio and Jive to Cloudera, we’re the banking platform that powers many of the world’s most disruptive companies. And unlike many traditional banks, we were founded in Silicon Valley and design our products alongside our clients, who are early-stage tech founders like you.Learn more about SVB.
With over 40,000 customers nationwide, Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. Gusto provides a cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management solution for businesses. Qualified participants will receive 3 months of free services for their company. Learn more about Gusto.
DMO is an award winning global design and innovation company that connects people and organizations, articulating strategies and experiences in order to design products, services and brands. The winner will receive one week’s worth of design services customized specifically for the company. Learn more about DMO.
SAP.iO grows businesses, helping innovators inside and outside of SAP build products, find customers, and change industries. Qualified applicants have the opportunity to be evaluated for fast-tracked entry into SAP.iO Foundry accelerator in San Francisco. Learn more about SAP.iO Foundry.
Named by Gartner as a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions, Zoom offers communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration. Qualified participants will receive a free 1 year Pro Subscription. Learn more about Zoom.
Ubiquity Ventures is the leading seed-stage venture capital firm investing in software in the real world. Ubiquity invests up to $2 million in smart hardware and machine intelligence startups that help make software ubiquitous. Qualified applicants will be provided with office hours with Sunil Nagaraj (HBS ‘09), Founder and Managing Partner
AirDev, a prior NVC participant, was founded on the mission to eliminate technical barriers from bringing great ideas to life. AirDev will provide the top 3 NVC applicants with their 5-day Sprint app development at 50% off the regular price of $3,000. Learn more about AirDev.
Achieve It! Coaching is a business and executive coaching company. We work with leaders to successfully think more strategically, improve personal performance, and increase confidence and influence. The winner will receive 3 months of personalized confidential executive coaching. Learn more about Achieve It! Coaching.
  Since its inception in 2014, HBSANC StartUp Partners (SUP) has advised over 320 startups and participating startup companies have raised over $150 million. HBSANC SUP will provide individualized coaching and mentorship to all qualified NVC applicants.Learn more about HBSANC StartUp Partners.

Questions? Contact the team: 1HNVC18@gmail.

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