i-lab VIP Team Profile: Spruce & Co

Take a moment and think about all of the places your phone has been with you today. When you woke up this morning, you may have had your device beside you in bed, brought it into the bathroom, kept it by your side at the gym and had it out with you as you were eating. Now, think about the last time you cleaned your phone? Well, the gross reality is we touch our mobile devices, on average, over 150 times each day and the average phone is 18x dirtier than a toilet seat!

Starting Spruce & Co


AdmitHub Unlocks College Admissions

AdmitHub is the first provider of massively open online college counseling (that's MOOCC with 2 Cs). Kirk Daulerio, a co-founder, is a former ivy league admissions officer and first gen college student. Drew Magliozzi, the other co-founder, is a career ed tech entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive innovation.



PolityPro - Making Every Election Matter!

PolityPro Inc. is a modern innovation of an ancient idea. As Aristotle once said, “If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” PolityPro entered Harvard’s Innovation Lab during the fall of 2014, and over the course of J-term, the company has actively recruited its first cohort of candidates to join! Ultimately, PolityPro hopes to become the most robust civic tech company for local politics.


LifeGuides Helps Users Find and Get the Right Job, Provides Companies with a New Way to Recruit

LifeGuides provides young professionals with free career guides authored by mentors who have been there, done that.  The team was a resident at the i-lab last year, and has since moved across the street to become one of the first teams in the brand new Launch Lab.

The idea


Diagnostic company, Aldatu Biosciences, wins Deans’ Health and Sciences Challenge

In this year’s Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, Aldatu Biosciences, a venture created by Harvard students and researchers took home the Bertarelli Foundation Grand Prize and $40,000 in award money. 

Sponsored by deans from across the university and hosted at the Harvard innovation lab (i-lab), the challenge called for undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows from across Harvard’s Schools to identify technologies that can be realized as implementable solutions to transform quality of care and life for populations around the world.


Making Their Mark: Winning Teams in the Dean’s Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge Display a Diversity of Cultural Solutions to Pressing Social Needs

On Thursday, May 14, the Harvard Innovation Lab celebrated the accomplishments of six finalist teams and crowned winners of the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge.  Now in its second year, the Challenge calls upon students to utilize the platform of entrepreneurship to help sustain the longevity of the arts and expand their impact on society.


i-lab Resource Spotlight: Expert-in-Residence Program

Roy Ash once said, “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.”

With the variety of roles an entrepreneur is expected to play within a team—operations, marketing, developer, salesperson—there’s no way to always know what you’re doing. If your figurative entrepreneurial cheeks are more stretched than a hungry hamster’s, the i-lab’s Expert-in-Residence program is an invaluable resource to tap. 


Entrepreneurship Education: Spring Term Courses

There’s a special time of year that gets everyone excited around here, and it’s coming up (and no, it’s not the Superbowl).  Registration time--that’s right, you heard us.

While much of what happens at the i-lab is extracurricular, many of the ideas being developed start not as passion projects, but class projects, some in our very own classroom.  Each spring and fall term, the i-lab hosts for-credit academic courses taught by Harvard faculty; over 40 courses from 8 Harvard Schools to date.


The Scoop on the Deans’ Challenges

Welcome back! We hope that the New Year has you all feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to take on a challenge… perhaps one of the upcoming Dean’ Challenges! The i-lab is proud and excited to be hosting three Deans’ Challenges this year. Each challenge has been created to empower entrepreneurs, such as yourselves, to put ideas to practice with the ultimate goal of bringing impact to the world around them.   Below is the scoop on the three Deans’ Challenges. We look forward to your ideas and proposals.
Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge:


Semester Recap & Coming Up in Health & Sciences at the i-lab

The i-lab has been going full-throttle this semester; it’s been the busiest one to date!  Among the plethora of events hosted by and at the i-lab were a variety of workshops geared towards entrepreneurship in the Health and Sciences.


Subscribe to RSS - blogs