Novus CLUB

Building a generation of leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Empowering the next generation of digital entrepreneurs

Novus is committed to building a generation of leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs by empowering the youth of today with the skills needed to succeed tomorrow.

Our Values

Novus Club hosts events and develops programming that is accessible, inclusive, and valuable to students from all backgrounds.

Barrier-free

Novus Club actively works to develop corporate partnerships that keeps fees affordable for students from all backgrounds.

Skills Gap

Over 90% of Pitch Day participants are interested in pursuing higher education in business or computer science.

Inclusion

Novus Club works with partner schools to develop and distribute inclusive marketing material that appeals to students from all backgrounds.

Novus Club for Educators

Students who compete at Pitch Day are enrolled in entrepreneurship courses at their high school and their performance at PItch Day is often the culmination of their work in these courses. At Novus Club, we focus on giving the educators who teach these courses industry insight into the performance of their students.

Pitch Day

Annually, Novus Club partners with Chicago-local companies to host a pitch competition for high school students in the Chicagoland area.

Professional Networking

At Pitch Day, students have the unique opportunity to hear from talented speakers and interact with seasoned judges who come from Chicagoland’s startup community.

Seed Investment Prize

The top 3 performers at Novus Club’s annual Pitch Day receive a small seed investment prize that they can use to further develop their startup.

Educator Insights

Pitch Day judges are active business and tech practitioners who work at our sponsor companies. Their industry-backed feedback contributes to the student scoring process and is available to educators through the Novus Club portal.