Spark Entrepreneurship Conference at Harvard Business School

The Entrepreneurship Conference at Harvard Business School

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November 5, 2016

Starting at 9am


Boston, MA

Harvard Business School

About the Conference

Organized by the HBS Entrepreneurship Club, the Entrepreneurship Conference is one of the largest and most anticipated conferences of the year at HBS. Students from HBS, Harvard University, MIT, and entrepreneurs from across Boston meet with dozens of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and experts for one exciting day exploring the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Check back here for exciting updates about this year's lineup and planned activities! Last year's lineup included Evernote CEO Phil Libin, Hinge CEO Justin McLeod and Thredup CEO James Reinhart, among many others!


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Pitch Competition Details

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PRIZE MONEY: Winner receives cash prize $4,500 + 1 hour consultation with a VC

EVALUATION PROCESS Applications are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of HBS students for their innovativeness, market potential, and feasibility. Teams selected to participate in the pitch competition will be notified by 11:59pm on Sunday, Oct. 30.
During the pitch competition on Saturday, Nov. 5, each team will have two minutes to deliver their pitch. Use of 1 PowerPoint slide, including presenter(s) name(s), company name, and a visual is encouraged. A panel of VC judges will provide real-time feedback. The winning team will be selected by both audience and a panel vote.


* Teams must include at least one Harvard student

* Projects may not be part of a faculty sponsored research project

* Projects may not have already received greater than $25,000 in funding

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: All pitches are considered "open source," which means any idea shared by attendees at the conference goes into a common pool of ideas that can be freely licensed by anyone. If you intend to pitch an idea that is potentially proprietary or confidential, consult an attorney prior to applying or simply do not pitch the idea.

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