March 2nd, 2024
@ Taipei American School

March 2nd
8:00       Registration Begins
9:00       Opening Ceremony
10:00    Team work and Mentoring time
12:00     Lunch
13:00     Team work time
14:00     Team work and Mentoring time
16:15     Judging and Socializing time
17:30     Closing Ceremony


  • Top 3 teams: trophy & medals
  • 2 Special recognition awards
  • All students will receive a participation certificate.

  • Students will form their own teams of 3 to 5 members.

    Participants will utilize two areas at Taipei American School: H-block and the Legacy Commons (Cafeteria).
    Individual teams will be assigned to private rooms in H-block during work sessions. The Legacy Commons will be a site of opening and closing ceremonies, networking, and dining.

    1. The theme of the competition this year will be announced during the Opening Ceremony.
    2. Teams will identify a problem relevant to the theme and design a business prototype to solve the problem.
    3. Teams will always have access to mentors, who will visit the teams’ rooms upon request and provide feedback and support in developing their prototype or pitch.
    4. Teams will deliver their business pitch to a panel of judges, who will determine the winners of the competition.
    5. The winners will be announced during the Closing Ceremony.

  • All participants are expected to dress in formal wear throughout the event.
  • Acceptable examples: blazer, dress skirt, dress pants, button-up shirts, formal shoes
  • We will be charging a registration fee of 250 NT/participant to cover expenses of the two day event.
  • TAS registrations: Please register using this google form
  • Non-TAS registrations: Please indicate your interest in registering for NOVA through this google form. Our leadership team will contact you with more details regarding registrations shortly.
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