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Oct 22, 2015

2016 President's and Deans' Challenges Kickoff

Come join us to kick off the President’s and Deans’ Challenges! Hear what keynote speaker, Stig Leschly, has to say about the impact of entrepreneurship. Stig Leschly, both a JD and MBA from Harvard, started Exchange.com while a student at HBS which he later sold to Amazon.com. His background and experience as an assistant principal at an inner-city school in New York City later led him down the path of education reform.

After the keynote address, we will be breaking into Challenge-specific groups, where you will be able to hear from previous finalists. Any questions you may have regarding the Challenges will be answered here!

The i-lab will be giving over $300,000 to student-run ventures, focused on issues facing the world, health and life sciences, and cultural entrepreneurship. These Challenges are designed to inspire student entrepreneurs as they begin to transition from an idea to a viable, scalable venture. It also gives students access to expertise in the form of mentors and experience in the process of bringing great ideas to action.

This event will be the first in a series hosted by the i-lab. Additional upcoming workshops will allow you to learn how to write proposals, develop your idea, and meet like-minded individuals--more info will be shared on the programming for each Challenge directly after the keynote.

The i-lab will play an active role as host to the teams as they develop and refine their ideas, assisting students by hosting workshops, providing guidance, and giving them access to our resources and facility throughout the Challenge.

NOTE: We will have a direct "Longwood to i-lab" shuttle for this event. More info will be sent to registrants.