The NVC is a top-ranked U.S. accelerator program and this year marks the 21st anniversary of the program. Throughout the day, the NVC finalists presented to a panel of judges comprising of top investors, entrepreneurs, and others. Prizes – which include cash prizes and in-kind services, such as legal and professional consulting services, and office space – have helped past NVC winners like GrubHub, Braintree, and Base CRM grow into successful businesses.