New Venture Competition

New Venture Fair

Wednesday, May 3rd

Corwin Pavilion, 5:30 PM

Eventbrite - UC Santa Barbara's 2017 New Venture Fair

Since its beginning in 1999, the UCSB New Venture Competition (NVC) provides a unique opportunity for UCSB students to learn how to start a business.

The NVC is an eight-month educational experience, with activities and curriculum spanning the entire academic year,  

  • In the Fall Quarter, students brainstorm business ideas, form teams and learn how to formulate and recognize a compelling value proposition.
  • In the Winter Quarter, participants are offered NVC preparation courses and a variety of topical seminars that provide a learning experience similar to that of a startup accelerator.  
  • The competition culminates with two Spring Quarter events: The New Venture Fair, where student teams present their businesses to the public in a tradeshow-style format, and the New Venture Finals, where the finalist teams present an investor pitch to a panel of judges for prize money.

Local business executives and entrepreneurs mentor the students throughout the NVC process, and provide valuable contacts that enable the teams to validate their ideas and business models.

The NVC is made possible by a group of generous community sponsors who fund the cash prizes awarded at the NVC, and help to cover the cost of the program.

2017 New Venture Fair

Come check out the New Venture Fair on May 3rd at UC Santa Barbara Corwin Pavilion!

The Fair will highlight the business ideas of 20 student teams in a tradeshow-like event, complete with product demonstrations and poster board presentations. The students participating in the Fair have been working on their ideas for several months, and represent the brightest, most motivated, aspiring entrepreneurs on campus. Register for the event!

Congratulations to the following teams moving on to the Fair: Allthenticate; AntTrapper; BranchOut; Campus Calendar; Carma; Collatera; Cryptix; Delio; Delta Leaf Labs; DiveSB; Elsebound; Fluidic Solutions; Fresh Picked; Organic Matters; Orisun; Orzana; PhantaField; Rewarded; Sunset Power Solutions; Wanderlease.

For more information about the Fair, click here.

Thank you to our sponsors!