New Venture Fair
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Between 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lundring Events Center
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. They represent the brightest, most motivated, aspiring entrepreneurs on campus.
The NVF will begin at 4:00 p.m. and run through 7:00 p.m. All attendees will be given evaluation sheets and invited into Lundring Events Center, where each student team will have a display booth. Attendees will circulate through the booths, learn more about each startup, and tell us which of them you like the most. 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 and posted the following day on the Cal Lutheran New Venture Fair 2018 webpage on the Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship website. Five student teams will be chosen to participate the following weekend in New Venture Ventura County, a new county-side competition for all student entrepreneurs in the region.
Please join us at this year's New Venture Fair for food, drinks, inspiration and networking. Registration is free but required as your name badge will be your ticket for food and beverage.
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.