New Venture Competition

The New Venture Competition (NVC) is Innovate@BU’s largest annual competition that awards $64,000 to early-stage BU entrepreneurs and helps them transform their ideas into something real! 

NVC 2021 Fast Facts:

    • The competition is appropriate for ventures of any kind (technology or non-technology based, for-profit or non-profit) that are developing meaningful solutions to address large, important, and unmet needs and demonstrate potential to turn the idea into a scalable venture.

    • The competition has two tracks: General Ideas and Social Impact Ideas.

    • It is open to current BU students and alumni who have graduated within one year.

    • The competition is made up of three rounds that take place between February–April. In 2021, all competition events will take place virtually on Zoom.

    • Participants are connected with Innovate@BU’s resources including coaching and mentorship, founder and team skill-building, media exposure, and more.

Meet the 2021 Finalists



NVC 2021 Fast Facts:

  • The competition is appropriate for ventures of any kind (technology or non-technology based, for-profit or non-profit) that are developing meaningful solutions to address large, important, and unmet needs and demonstrate potential to turn the idea into a scalable venture.

  • The competition has two tracks: General Ideas and Social Impact Ideas.

  • It is open to current BU students and alumni who have graduated within one year.

  • The competition is made up of three rounds that take place between February–April. In 2021, all competition events will take place virtually on Zoom.

  • Participants are connected with Innovate@BU’s resources including coaching and mentorship, founder and team skill-building, media exposure, and more.