Harvard Business Plan Competition


The HBS New Venture Competition (formerly called the Business Plan Contest) provides a unique opportunity for students to put entrepreneurship principles into practice with an integrative learning experience. Whether you are a winner of prizes (totaling over $150,000), go on to implement your proposed new venture idea, or simply take advantage of the learning and apply it later in your career, we guarantee the Competition will be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. We look forward to understanding more about your idea, hearing your pitch, and providing you with some valuable feedback along the way.



Competition Organizer

Harvard University

Local US Event
Boston, MA
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Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Who's Eligible

The New Venture Competition provides a unique opportunity for HBS students—working with classmates and others—to investigate and launch a new business venture. In order to provide an experience that is both educational and effective, a comprehensive set of policies and procedureshave developed around the Contest. Important note: RC teams (i.e. any team with a first-year, RC, student) may not enter the New Venture Competition with the same idea used for their FIELD III project.