The Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) semifinals event will be closed to the public and will not be livestreamed.

Thank you for your interest in this event. We have been closely following the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), and have decided out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our community and visitors to close this event to the public. For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus and Chicago Booth, please visit the Chicago Booth Coronavirus Updates webpage.


Google Community Space
188 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California

Event Details

Join the Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) West Coast semi-finals, where startups will be pitching for one spot in the ANVC finals in Chicago.

The Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is a newest track of the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), a top accelerator program in the nation. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation along with a select group of regional UChicago alumni co-chairs, the ANVC provides accepted teams with virtual resources and mentorship to help them make progress on their ventures over the course of the program. Teams will pitch their ventures at this semifinals event to a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts. The judging panel will deliberate to determine which regional teams advance from the semifinals pitch event to the final pitch event on April 23 in Chicago, where $100,000 worth of investment is up for grabs. A reception will follow the semifinals pitches.


Welcome remarks (5 minutes)
Team Presentations (10 min presentation, 10-15 min Q&A)
Judge Deliberation/Reception and Finalist Announcement (45 mins-1 hr)


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 3/17/2020


Hannah Mannino