New Venture Fair

New Venture Fair 2020

NVF 2020 Powered by NewCo FoundationWednesday, May 6, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gilbert Sports & Fitness Center, Gilbert Arena
Thousand Oaks Campus

March 16, 2020
We are monitoring the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the Cal Lutheran community and surrounding area carefully and new decisions are being made daily. At this time, this event is still scheduled as planned. We will update this page again after April 5th. If you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to email


The New Venture Fair (NVF) is a valuable part of Cal Lutheran's entrepreneur education experience, in which student teams share their innovative startup projects in a competitive environment. The NVF is a dynamic and exciting evening where the community gets its first look at Cal Lutheran's exceptional student entrepreneurs. 

The NVF will highlight the startup ideas of many student teams in a trade show-style event, complete with product demonstrations, elevator pitches and marketing flyers. The students participating in the Fair have been working on their ideas for several months, and their business ideas showcase their entrepreneurial spirits and mindset. They represent the brightest, most motivated, aspiring entrepreneurs on campus.

The NVF 2020 teams from Cal Lutheran's main campus, its Executive MBA in Europe Program, and LionTREPS from the Oaks Christian School.

The NVF will begin at 4:00 p.m. and run through 7:00 p.m. All attendees will be invited into Gilbert Arena, where each student team will have a display booth. Attendees will circulate through the booths, learn more about each startup, and and vote for their favorite. A panel of "secret" expert judges also will be visiting each booth to evaluate the teams. Community and judge feedback will be used to decide on awards for student teams.

Awards will be presented at the end of the evening.

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  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: New Venture Fair and Voting
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Reception and Award Announcements

Complimentary beverages will be served during the fair and a light dinner during the reception for those that registered.

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Congratulations to all of the winning teams of 2019! To find out who won last year and previous competitions, view the past winners list