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No Human is an Island

Every day, we are learning more and more about how to solve problems collectively. All over the world, these lessons have changed us. They have changed the shape of our days and our conversations. As a result, our relationships are becoming stronger.

Whoever you are—maker, engineer, artist, scientist, designer—innovation requires getting uncomfortable, reaching out, and tapping into the power of people. How we work may change, and building a venture looks different today than before, but entrepreneurship has never stopped being a community affair. We know the power of bringing diverse, creative groups of entrepreneurs together. Often it’s the unexpected hello that gives us inspiration. It’s the surprise encounter that opens new doors for collaboration, leading to exciting breakthroughs.


THE PRESIDENT’S INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Applications for the 2022 PIC have now closed and the selection process is upon us. Stay tuned until February when we announce this year’s Semi-Finalists!

See What’s Ahead for the PIC

Celebrating 10 Years

“What began as one effort is now a thriving three-lab ecosystem. The Harvard i-lab works with hundreds of student startups each year (a record 576 this fall). We advance seed-stage alumni ventures through our LLX GEO program. And we support high-potential life sciences venture teams through our Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, which celebrated its fifth anniversary this month.

Over the last decade, 4,700+ founders—from all 13 Harvard schools—have come through our doors. They’ve gone on to raise over $4 billion in capital and, since they represent more than 150 countries, create truly global change. Our teams are transforming dozens of industries and creating meaningful impact that spans the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. I couldn’t be prouder of our innovators—and our staff team and array of experts who work tirelessly in service to them.”

–Matt Segneri, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Executive Director

VENTURE PROFILE: GHOOM

GHOOM

Our current venture profile series highlights Harvard Innovation Labs ventures in the inaugural Harvard Climate Entrepreneurs Circle. Ghoom, a venture founded in 2018, developed a platform that offers e-bike and battery subscriptions to help customers find work in the gig economy and substantially increase their earnings.

Hear from founder Aishwarya Kachhal!

What We Offer

For students

No matter what your interest in innovation is, we've got something for you.

From I-just-want-to-kick-the-tires to I'm-ready-for-the-fast-lane, we're here to help you.

If you’re a matriculated, degree-seeking Harvard student, your student ID is your license to explore what the i-lab can do for you. Come look around, experience our space, tap into advice with our expert office hours, or attend one of our workshops and start learning about innovation and entrepreneurship.

And when you're ready to get serious about building a venture, check out the Venture Program.

For alumni

Harvard Innovation Labs supports alumni entrepreneurs who’ve graduated to the next level of the innovation world beyond the Harvard campus.

Our latest offering is Launch Lab X GEO, a new accelerator exclusively for Harvard alumni-led ventures. Launch Lab X GEO was built from the ground up to support the development of your venture from seed-stage startup to sustainable, disruptive business.

But we're not stopping there. Stay tuned for more announcements soon about our efforts to build a global network for Harvard alumni innovators and entrepreneurs.

For life science entrepreneurs

Building early-stage life science and biotech ventures is hard. We make it a little easier.

If you're a Harvard student, alumni, faculty, or post-doc with an early-stage life science or biotech venture, the Life Lab offers everything you need to validate your idea.

With access to a fully-permitted wet lab and co-working space at below-market rates, and the entire Harvard Innovation Labs network available to you, everything you need to test, build, and grow, is at your fingertips.

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