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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

Monday 11/24 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

Are you a Harvard undergraduate or graduate student, postdoc or clinical fellow who is interested in one of the university-wide challenges and…
• looking to build a team around an idea?
• looking to form a multidisciplinary-team to solve a particular problem?
• looking to Read More

Thursday 12/04 6:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

Raising capital in this financing environment is a challenge. It is important that you understand your business, your market and the financing ecosystem so you can make the right choices to see your business reach its full potential.

You will learn:
- key issues for start-up Read More