New Venture Fair

New Venture Fair 2024Cal Lutheran New Venture Fair

IN-PERSON EXPO: May 1, 2024

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

The NVF 2024 teams are from Cal Lutheran's main campus, its Executive MBA in Europe Program, Bakersfield Christian High School, Newbury Park High School, Oaks Christian School, Thousand Oaks High School, Westlake High School, Start-Up Kids, and One Spark Academy.

  • In-person Expo Event and Awards Presentation on May 1.
    • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - New Venture Fair & Voting
    • 6:00 p.m. - Reception & Award Announcements

For Students:
Competition guidelines (students)
Application (students)

For the Community:
Community registration

Event is free, but registration is required so we can plan appropriately.

Important dates for students:
  •  March 15: deadline for students to apply to participate.
  •  April 1: Teams submit sign deliverable to NVF organizing team
  •  April 19: Teams submit all other deliverables to NVF organizing team
  •  May 1: New Venture Fair 

California Lutheran University
Building name: Gilbert Sports & Fitness Center
Gymnasium name: Soiland Arena
130 Overton Court 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360



NVF Sponsorships


Photo Gallery 

Previous NVF Events

Congratulations to all of the winning teams of 2023! To find out who won last year and previous competitions, view the past winners list