Our Four Main Events
New Venture Challenge: Entrepreneur Expo
The Entrepreneur Expo starts off the event. Hundreds of young entrepreneurs from around Ventura County in middle school through college have been creating business ideas in their classrooms and through the Aspire 3 Rising Entrepreneur Program. These final 40 teams will share their business plans and demonstrate product prototypes as they compete to advance to the final round in the 6th Annual Aspire 3 New Venture Challenge.
New Venture Challenge: Pitch Competition
The Pitch Competition is the final round of the 6th Annual Aspire 3 New Venture Challenge where the top 8-10 teams pitch their ideas on stage to a panel of five business experts, just like on Shark Tank. Vote for your favorite team to win the People’s Choice Award and see which team will go home with the grand prize of $2,500.
The Makerspace Expo brings together students and community members who design, prototype, and create manufactured works. Makers of all ages can come learn about the Makerspaces in Ventura County and the education & equipment available, as well as get involved right away with some hands-on activities.
Coding Bootcamp Demo
The NewCoding Bootcamp is all about learning coding the way developers in startups do it. Come see how easy it is to get started in coding and check out some of the projects that were created by students in our community. Students in Ventura County ages 12-22 will able to sign up for a free 6-week coding program in Summer 2018 taught by industry experts.
Reserve your spot now! The first 200 guests get a free lunch!
|Soiland Rec Center||Lundring Events Center||Front of William Rolland Stadium|
|8:30 a.m.||NVC Student Check-in Begins|
|9:00 a.m.||NVC Expo Judge Check-in Begins|
|9:30 a.m.||NVC Student Check-in Ends||NVC Judge Meeting|
|10:00 a.m.||NVC Entrepreneur Expo Opens and Judging Begins||Makerspace Expo Opens|
|10:30 a.m.||Coding Bootcamp Demos Begin|
|11:30 a.m.||NVC Entrepreneur Expo Closes|
|12:00 p.m.||NVC Competitor/Judge Lunch Opens|
|12:30 p.m.||NVC Expo Winners Announcement||Coding Bootcamp Demos End|
|1:00 p.m.||NVC Competitor/Judge Lunch Closes||NVC Pitch Competition Begins||Makerspace Expo Closes|
|3:00 p.m.||NVC Awards Announced|