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’.
The President’s Challenge is designed to help students develop and execute solutions to complex systemic problems by attacking and addressing truly important issues facing the world today. It demonstrates the University’s commitment to using the i-lab as a vehicle for bringing individuals together in cross-school initiatives and fostering a Harvard-wide entrepreneurial community.
The Challenge is structured to consist of two stages. Within the first stage, teams assemble with the support of i-lab programming and submit their initial proposals – Sunday, February 8th deadline. After evaluation by the Judging Committee, ten teams will receive $5,000 each to further develop their proposals. The grand prize is $100,000 to be awarded to one winner and up to three runners-up.