Application & Eligibility

Ventures must be at post-ideation phase and at a minimum have a proof of concept or prototype in progress. Ad tests and/or landing pages on their own will not be considered proofs of concepts or prototypes. We will consider any category including - B2B/SaaS, B2C/D2C/CPG, Social Enterprise, Health & Life Sciences/Tough Tech, etc. You do not need to be actively fundraising to pitch.

Each venture will be asked to submit an application that will include short student bios, reasons for applying, a draft 7 slide pitch deck, and short 3-minute intro video. We expect applicants to continue to develop their pitch deck if invited to participate in the event and faculty, staff and advisors will provide pitch coaching to accepted teams.

Applications will open on November 17 and close on December 15. Applications are not first come first serve and will be reviewed in late December and decisions will be released by mid-January.

HBS Demo Day will occur on February 21st in-person and on-campus from 3:30-8:30pm.

The application is closed for Demo Day 2024.

Timing & Logistics

February 21 from 3:30 – 8:30pm

Pitch Details: 5-minute pitch, slides recommended

  • 3:30 - 3:45pm – Opening Welcome
  • 3:45 – 4:30pm – 9 pitches
  • 4:30 - 4:45pm - Break
  • 4:45 – 5:30pm – 9 pitches
  • 5:30 – 5:45pm – Break
  • 5:45 – 6:30pm – 9 pitches
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm – Cocktails & Poster Session
  • 7:30 - 8:30pm - VC 1:1s with students (or next day)