NVC would not exist without the monetary support we get from our partners. Our goal over the next few years is to increase our prize pool for winning teams to $500,000. This money allows our new ventures to take their companies to the next level, and we have a generous partner recognition structure in place.
With up to 150 teams competing in NVC, we are always looking for talented and experienced people wanting to give back to our innovation ecosystem. Our mentors meet with NVC teams and guide them, whether if they're early-stage or further along. Our goal is to match the perfect mentor with each team. This is a great option for those of you who get excited about sharing your experiences and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs forward. Time commitment is about one hour a week for 12 weeks.
We are constantly looking for experts in the business and startup spaces to host a workshop or be a keynote speaker at one of our events. Are you an expert in seed funding? Do you get excited about guiding people through the ideation process? Do you have an inspirational story you would love to share? If this is you, let us know.
With multiple rounds within the NVC competition itself and a number of specialty competitions outside of the main competition, we are in need of over 150 judges every year. If you are someone who can give constructive feedback in a digestible format, we would love for you to consider being one of our judges during our competition season in March and April. Time commitment is about 10 hours.
We are always on the hunt for people to help us out at one of our many events. Time commitment is about 3-7 hours.