Ready to discover the next generation of companies working to change the world? Then don’t miss the President’s Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony on May 1, 2019.
At this very moment, students from across the Harvard schools are working at the intersections of science, medicine, technology, society, and culture to develop new solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. On May 1, you’ll meet the most innovative of the startups being built at Harvard – and see 20 finalists showcase their highly-anticipated projects LIVE. Harvard President Lawrence Bacow will then announce this year’s winners who will take home Bertarelli Foundation Prizes totaling $410,000.
If you’re interested in what’s next, this event – open to anyone in the greater Boston community – is a must.
About the President’s Innovation Challenge:
The President’s Innovation Challenge is a call to innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s a challenge to the entire Harvard community of students and postdocs to engage with pressing issues facing the world and to explore turning their ideas into impactful, real-world ventures.
The Challenge is also a competition and an opportunity for these ventures to win funding. Venture proposals are evaluated by a panel of professional judges, with Bertarelli Foundation Prizes totaling $410,000 in seed funding awarded to the winning teams at the May 1 ceremony. $75,000 first prizes and $25,000 runner-up prizes are awarded in each of three tracks: Social Impact or Cultural Enterprise, Health or Life Sciences Enterprise, and Open (for ideas that transcend categories).