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Introducing the Harvard Innovation Labs 2018 Summer Venture Incubation Program (VIP) Teams

6/7/2018

In his address during Harvard’s 367th Commencement, U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis delivered a powerful message about the importance of President Faust’s One Harvard initiative:

“The brilliant mind is not confined to one discipline, or one way of thinking,” Lewis said. “In fact, true genius sees connections and relationships across barriers to build a new understanding of the world around us.”

Learning from people with different backgrounds, and working together on ideas that have the potential to change the world, is precisely what hundreds of Harvard students will focus on this summer as part of the 2018 Summer Venture Incubation Program (VIP).

We recently welcomed 72 ventures to participate in the 10-week VIP. While our Fall and Spring VIP is structured in a way that allows students to prioritize their coursework, the Summer VIP teams will dedicate the vast majority of their time over the next two and a half months to collaborating with people from across Harvard, and turning their ideas into realities.

The teams represent a broad diversity of industries: 21% are focused on social impact, cultural entrepreneurship or education; 24% on consumer products or services; 26% on health and sciences; and 29% on enterprise or high tech. The startup founders come from every Harvard school — an excellent expression of President Faust’s One Harvard vision to foster collaboration amongst the entire Harvard community.

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