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09/05/2013

Social Innovation @ Harvard Launch Event

The mission of making an impact on the world around you can sound like a tall order, but it’s the fuel more and more Harvard students cite as career—and life—aspirations. Since collaboration is often the key ingredient to success, initiatives from across the University have joined to create a new community for social entrepreneurs to come together, the Harvard Social Innovation Coalition (HUSIC).

08/30/2013

2013 i-lab Roadshow!

i-lab Roadshow

Did you know that PBS’ Antiques Roadshow was actually incubated in Batten Hall, the home of the i-lab?  Well, this fall, we’ve incubated our own sort of roadshow—in September and October, we’ll be out evangelizing entrepreneurship across Harvard.  And while we won’t guesstimate the value of your ideas (not to mention the stuff you found in your grandma’s basement) we’d love to talk about how we can help you with them.

08/28/2013

Resident Spotlight: ShoutAbout

What do you do about front-page news?  Scan it, skim it, talk about it at your office coffee machine, and forget it?  Sadly, although many readers care deeply about the content they follow, the current way we engage with media leads to very little action in response to it—readers feel disenfranchised to affect change.  i-lab resident team ShoutAbout is trying to change that.

08/14/2013

Sonation Resident Spotlight

You would think that in music having a steady beat is of paramount importance—but it’s actually not always a good thing.  In many types of music, particularly classical, musicians often take liberties with tempo, and these interpretations create the emotion we attribute to a piece. 

08/07/2013

Resident Spotlight: Censio

You’ve never seen anyone so jazzed about insurance. Except maybe Flo from Progressive, or the Geico gecko.

But i-lab residents Joe Adelmann (HKS ’13) and his cofounder Brad Cordova (MIT ’13) aren’t characters of fiction; they’re two real guys passionate about creating safer drivers and better insurance costs. Their venture, Censio, has built an app that uses common sensors in smartphones to help drivers track and modify their driving behaviors.

04/01/2013

Congratulations to the Ten Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Finalist Teams!

The i-lab is delighted to announce the selection of 10 teams of finalists in the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge!!

We received 70 applications for the Challenge; the judging panel was hard pressed to narrow this inspirational and high-caliber pool down to 10 finalist teams. The common theme we saw among the finalist teams selected was a dedication to break down barriers between artists and art consumers, increasing access to art and culture.

03/07/2013

Learning to Hack the Law

Written by Daniel Doktori (@ddoktori)

03/05/2013

Patently True: The Smart Path to Videogame Opportunity

It’s one thing to have a great product idea. It can be a real challenge, though, to figure out whether a budding technology is commercially viable within a specific industry – especially when it comes to videogames.

Companies and investors have relied on a number of criteria to measure viability, including timeliness, market demand, and competitive advantage. That’s fine when it comes to projecting performance in more established industries. It can be much harder to make those predictions in a new or still-emerging industry like videogaming.

02/22/2013

Tour the i-lab (virtually) with Gordon Jones and Jodi Goldstein!

Join our Managing Director Gordon Jones and Director Jodi Goldstein on a virtual tour of the i-lab, as they talk about resources we offer to Harvard students, and tell you about just a few of the almost 200 resident teams who have participated in our Venture Residency Program.  

Jodi speaks for the i-lab staff when she says, "It's really incredibly inspiring to work with budding entrepreneurs and create that community and that network for them."

02/08/2013

2013 Startup Career Fair!

Coming into the i-lab last Friday you could feel the buzz in the air…It was time for the third Annual Startup Career Fair!

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