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Get Started / For Volunteers

Support the next generation of Harvard entrepreneurs.

We invite entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, business leaders, and specialists to engage with Harvard students and select alumni.

I'm Interested
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If you want to share your advice and experience with Harvard students and alumni, we can’t wait to connect you with the changemakers of tomorrow.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your interests and schedule. And we're always looking for volunteers from diverse backgrounds to support founders in our community.

Entrepreneurs or individuals with significant founding experience have the opportunity to engage through mentorship and coaching for student teams at the Harvard Innovation Labs. Significant founding experience is defined as someone who was part of a founding team and has taken a venture or non-profit from founding through several stages of growth.

This is one of the most meaningful and impactful ways to engage with ventures at the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is a deeper-engagement and higher-frequency commitment, yet one of the most rewarding programs offered.

Our mentor program pairs seasoned entrepreneurs with student founders in the fall and spring semesters. Mentors spend time mentoring ventures, engaging in the community, and attending i-lab events.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

I have been very impressed with my mentee. She is very thoughtful and engaging in our discussions and takes my input seriously. Anand Parikh, Principal at ScaleUp Advisors
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