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VIP-only Resources

Access exclusive programming and technical resources offered just to VIPs each semester.

We’re excited to offer our Venture Incubation Program teams exclusive programming and resources each semester, including:

  • An i-lab Staff Advisor for your team, along with VIP-only Office Hours.
  • Weekly events around key entrepreneurial topics, led by peers and guest innovators.
  • The VIP Mentor Program, which requires a separate application, operates during Fall and Spring terms.
  • Access to the da Vinci Room (a.k.a. the i-lab Hardware Prototyping Room), and FormLabs 3D Printer.
  • VIP Technical Resources: see below for details.


VIP Community Handbook

Click here to view a PDF of our Spring 2017 Community Handbook for the term. It contains all you need to know about VIP resources and what you can look forward to in the program. We recommend keeping this bookmarked as a reference all term.


VIP Perks & Tech Credits

Don’t know the first thing about building tech?

Developer Resources

Are you developing your own software service or application? VIP teams get free hosting with several providers:

Help Building Your Application

Want to create an application but don’t know how to code? Some Harvard alums have created Bubble, which lets you build an app without coding:

  • $500/month for 6 months in Bubble credits (build and deploy your app without coding): DETAILS
  • AirDev, who can build your Bubble app for you, is offering free design consultation to VIPs: DETAILS

Help With Your Email Infrastructure

Need to send automated transactional emails, or want to improve the tech behind your email marketing?

  • SendGrid is offering VIP teams up to 300k free emails per month, plus lots of tech support: DETAILS


Learning Resources for Current Harvard Students

Your current email address can unlock resources offered by the i-lab and other Harvard departments. Our VIP teams have found these two learning platforms particularly useful:

  • Harvard’s LyndaCampus program offers over 4,000 courses on Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple products, as well as business skills, computer programming and web design, audio and video tools, and more, all taught by industry experts.  Access to Lynda is provided free of charge to Harvard students, faculty, and staff through the University’s Center for Workplace Development.
  • Want to learn to code? Treehouse offers excellent online classes on web & mobile development: DETAILS

Printing Discount

Located just steps from the i-lab, MSP Digital Marketing is a full-service digital printing and marketing agency, with an office in the basement of the Spangler building on the HBS campus.

  • MSP has partnered with the Harvard Innovation Labs to offer all Venture Incubation Program members a 10% discount on our full range of printing and marketing services, including: Color and B&W Printing, Posters, Business Cards, Bannerstands and Conference Displays, Graphic Design.
  • Email or call 617-868-5778 and mention that you are a Harvard Innovation Labs VIP team from the i-lab, Launch Lab, or Life Lab.


Legal Resources

Besides free legal office hours offered during the spring and fall semesters, these local firms offer comprehensive online resources:


Talking to the Press?

Here is a guide from our PR guru on how to handle media inquiries when you’re an early-stage startup.


Suggest more VIP perks:

Have an idea for another VIP perk that you’d like to utilize? Just use this form to submit to our VIP Perks Wish List.