Participate in NVC

There’s something for everyone. Come and experience it for yourself.

The NVC is more than a series of events, it’s an opportunity for entrepreneurial growth and learning.  From pitches and workshops to networking and cheering on your favorite teams, there are many ways to get involved and join the fun.

BE A PARTICIPANT

Any student, faculty, or staff with an idea and a Buff OneCard.

BE A MENTOR

Individuals who want to #givefirst by supporting teams with their wisdom.

BE A SUPPORTER OR VOLUNTEER

CU campus and alumni, Boulder community members, entrepreneurs, and even families and youth.

CHECKLIST FOR PARTICIPATION

Team Expectations

  • 1 founding member of the team must have a Buff card.
  • Current student, faculty, or staff.
  • Join StartupTree online community and submit venture online.
  • Engage with at least 1 mentor.

Judging Criteria

  • Idea that solves a problem
  • Qualifications and composition of the team
  • Size of the potential market
  • Quality feedback from at least 10 potential customers (more is better)