Coming up in the i-lab: Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship

While it may look like the weather is getting colder and the semester is starting to come to a close, Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship at the i-lab is just heating up for the year.


Resident Spotlight: Vaska Technologies

Everyone has experienced that moment of running out of a household essential—sugar, laundry detergent, ahem, toilet paper—and finding that the item that seems pretty inconsequential most of the time shoots up in importance.


Welcome Back to our Community Partners and Friends!

We’re thrilled to welcome our Community Partners to join us in a third year of collaborative programming aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs.

Our designated small business advisory partners—including the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Center for Women and Enterprise, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, and SCORE Boston—are small business-focused organizations who host events and services for members of the Boston community.


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).


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


Learning to Hack the Law

Written by Daniel Doktori (@ddoktori)


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