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Monday 10/27 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Tuesday 10/28 10:00am
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Tuesday 10/28 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Wednesday 10/29 3:30pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

Join Brad Feld and Charlie Feld for a discussion about Charlie’s new book, The Calloway Way: Results & Integrity. They’ll talk about what it means to be a successful leader in today’s innovation economy. Brad Feld is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and co-founder of Techstars. Charlie Read More

Wednesday 10/29 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Thursday 10/30 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Monday 11/03 5:30pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Tuesday 11/04 10:00am
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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 to pay your worker
  • How to decide if your worker is an employee, independent contractor or intern Read More
Tuesday 11/04 7:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Wednesday 11/05 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Thursday 11/06 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Monday 11/10 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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.
In this session Read More

Wednesday 11/12 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

Information is a valuable asset to any life sciences or technology venture. This substantive session will help to frame data-related limitations, systems and practices that new companies are likely to encounter. The collection, analysis, storage and disclosure of information is often critical Read More

Thursday 11/13 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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.

In this workshop, Read More

Tuesday 11/18 7:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Thursday 11/20 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

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