New Venture Fair

New Venture Fair 2020NVF 2019

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gilbert Sports & Fitness Center, Gilbert Arena
Thousand Oaks Campus

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.


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.

Event registration will open in April 2020. Stay tuned.


NVF Sponsorships


Congratulations to the 2019 winning teams!


Team ASIS Best Booth

(best booth winner ASIS Composter)

2019 Awards
Prize Team Members Prize $
Best Executive Summary Pa'rriba Kassey Guzman Magana $500
Best Sign Pa'rriba Kassey Guzman Magana $500
Best Brochure Specs4Kids
Stefan Lackner
Veronika Neubauer
Lukas Schweighofer
Matthias Traub
Best Recorded Pitch RecruitU Chad Taylor $500
Best MVP Bodhi Hub Marvin Rue Jr $2,000
Best Booth ReSmoothIT Daniel Doff-Sotta
Petra Ebner
Thomas Makrandreou
Thomas Reifmesser
Best Booth Austro-Hops Isolde Fastner
Christian Kuebek
Andrea Reisinger
Sabrina Surenjan
Best Booth Flushy Stefan Matschiner
Josef Poernbacher
Andreas Schadler
Wolfgang Troppauer
 Best Booth ASIS Composter
Johann Dias
Matthew Hart
Kaija Schoeld
Ella Soiland
 Best Booth RecruitU Chad Taylor $1,000
 People’s Choice Rush Life
Landon Navarro
Mackenzie Thomas


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