For Harvard students and teams wanting to test and refine their ideas and ventures, i-lab programming includes a number of resources that place students in less structured environments in order to ‘learn by doing’.
It's back! The 2014 Harvard i-lab StartUp Scramble™ brings together emerging student founders, innovators, and collaborators across Harvard's 14 schools. It’s an intense 40 hours of student venture- and skill-building fueled by great partners, coaches, and food Read More
Join HLS Dean Martha Minow and keynote speaker Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, in officially kicking off the 2015 Deans' Food System Challenge. The Challenge invites creative and entrepreneurial students to develop innovative ideas to improve the health, social, and environmental Read More
Are you spending too much time marketing and not seeing the results you want? Or are you overwhelmed by all the marketing activities you're told you should be doing? Come to this workshop to learn how to identify the right marketing strategies to drive promising contacts and opportunities. Read More
Creativity is one of the most essential and vital attributes for being a successful entrepreneur. But how exactly does one increase their ability to think and act creatively? In this session, award winning educator and artist Art Sherwyn will walk through the creative process and illustrate Read More
How can we mine survey, sales and customer data to uncover new insights into the lives and needs of our users, without a strong background in statistical analysis or code development?
In this session, Almighty CSO Ian Fitzpatrick will walk through approaches to finding anomalies, Read More
Michael Skok will share his roadmap of what is needed to build a startup, milestones along the way, and how to pull that pitch together to get the venture attention and funding your idea deserves. After the workshop you should have a better understanding of:
- The holistic checklist to Read More
Biotechnology start-ups have never faced a funding environment as difficult as we have today. Investing priorities have shifted toward late stage investments, while global financial uncertainty and a history of more failures than successes in biotechnology investing have reduced the amount of Read More
Getting your business' work done means getting help from other people. For most companies, at some point, that means hiring employees. This workshop will teach you:
How do you get people to talk often and favorably about your product or service? What steps can you take to ensure long-term engagement from your target audiences? In this session, serial entrepreneur and tastytrade Founder & CEO Tom Sosnoff will help you understand the steps needed to Read More
Can you describe your value proposition clearly and succinctly? Michael Skok, a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, will help you to look at your startup and define your value prop. Learnings from this workshop will include:
- How to evaluate and build your value prop to ensure Read More
Over the last 15 years, a new class of "venture philanthropy" organizations has brought the tools and approaches of venture capital to the social sector, with a goal of catalyzing transformative ideas by providing growth capital for the social entrepreneurs behind them. In this session, Kelly Read More
Whether you’re participating in the President’s and Deans’ Challenges, or submitting an application for another business competition, a well-written business proposal is a critical component for helping your venture stand out and be positioned for strong consideration.
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For startup founders, legal documents can be the cart that drives the horse, inundating them with esoteric language and expensive services that obscure critical corporate milestones. This workshop shows how to master the salient issues and delegate the boiler plate.
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Why do nonprofits, social enterprises and values-driven companies need a measurement and evaluation system? How do you go about measuring the impact your venture has? Chris Addy, a partner at the Bridgespan Group, will help you understand the critical aspects of measurement and evaluation for Read More
Vision, mission and culture are vital to your company - even at this early stage - do you know how to set yourself up for success? Michael Skok, a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, will share best practice and case experiences for this foundational area of your venture. Attendees Read More