Alumni Clubs & Associations

Each webinar featured a topic of significant appeal to HBS alumni and New Venture Competition participants, with an incorporated Q&A session.

Webinars are open to HBS Alumni and NVC team members from both the business and social enterprise tracks.





Featured Speaker(s) Webinar Recording w/ Slides Slide Deck (.pdf)

Aligning Strategy and Sales

Professor Frank Cespedes

Business Plan Basics

Professors Mike Roberts and Bill Sahlman

Charting Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Tony Tjan, CEO and Managing Partner, Cue Ball Group (MBA '99)

Creating and Funding Organizations for Social Impact


Scott Given, Founder & CEO of Unlocking Potential (MBA ’10)

Joanna Jacobson, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Grant Partners (MBA ’87)

Professor Dutch Leonard



Developing an Effective Social
Enterprise Business Plan

Professor Allen Grossman

Establishing Credibility in a Pitch


HBS Entrepreneur in Residence, Jeff Bussgang, MBA 1995 and General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners



Financing Your Venture


Professors Mike Roberts and Bill Sahlman

Additional Document: Note on Convertible Notes



Founders' Dilemmas

Professor Noam Wasserman

Launching and Scaling a Social Venture

Gerald Chertavian, (MBA '92), Founder and CEO of Year Up


Additional Video:


Raising Smart Money

Professor Joe Lassiter

Raising Your First Venture
Capital Round

Eric Paley

Start up Lessons Learned

Eric Ries

Success and Failure in Entrepreneurial Ventures

Professor Shikhar Ghosh


The Entrepreneurial Journey


Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO, Daily Grommet (MBA '86)

Professor Janet J. Kraus





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