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Member Benefits

  • 01

    Personalized Coaching

    LLX GEO teams have access to experts on a wide range of topics. Some of these experts may turn into your advisors, and we will ensure that you have several opportunities to receive structured feedback from experts during pitch feedback sessions.

  • 02

    Fundraising Support

    In addition to connecting you with VCs during programming and pitch feedback sessions, participants are invited to an online demo day, which is attended by more than 1,000 investors.

  • 03

    Fully Virtual Program

    Aside from an in-person orientation to kick off the program, LLX GEO programming is entirely online, making it easy to join from anywhere around the world.

  • 04

    Coworking Space

    While the LLX GEO is a fully virtual program, participants are welcome to work out of the Harvard Innovation Labs on Western Avenue in Allston. Explore the amenities.

  • 05

    Peer Network

    The entrepreneurship journey can be hard, but you don't have to go it alone. Your LLX GEO cohort is there for you every step of the way. Your fellow founders, often at similar stages, offer invaluable advice and support to one another as you grow.

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    IP-Free Zone

    The Harvard Innovation Labs takes no equity in Launch Lab X GEO ventures.

On Being a Part of the LLX Cohort

We gained such critical insight from the pitch practices, guest lectures, and time building supportive relationships as a community. It was invaluable for our experience as a company – it even helped us secure over $1M in funding through one of the pitch events!

Emily Harburg Founder and CEO, PairUp
Emily Harburg

2023-24 Cohort By the Numbers

Harvard Schools
Women Founded
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InConfidence founder Helena Franco at the 2023 PIC
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Support for Women Founders: LLX GEO is committed to supporting women and other underrepresented founders. We're proud that more than half of LLX ventures are woman-led. And Harvard is among the best universities for female entrepreneurship and funding according to Pitchbook.

Programming Highlights

  • Building relationships and sharing experiences with fellow founders is fundamental to the power of this program. LLX GEO launches with an in-person orientation session on campus at the end of September. This includes team-building events and foundational programming with plenty of opportunities to learn, connect, and be inspired.

  • Gaining invaluable feedback on your pitch is one of the core differentiators of the LLX GEO program. We connect you with a diverse group of founders and investors who will challenge you on everything from your business model and team to your value proposition and market size. Along the way, they’ll help you evolve your narrative to generate more excitement and engagement and develop your go-to-market strategy. Many of our venture teams have met future investors, founding team members, and advisors through our pitch events.

  • How do you learn to delegate as you grow? How do you build a remote development team? What do equitable hiring practices look like?

    Learn about these topics and more from successful founders who represent a wide range of industries and backgrounds. These are small-group, closed conversations so founders can speak candidly about how they made their business work and overcame challenges along the way. Listen to their insights as you learn from their unique approaches, wins, and failures.

  • From designing your first product roadmap to developing a growth marketing strategy to hiring new team members and scaling culture, we connect you with experienced thought leaders who can help. You’ll learn which kinds of VCs and partners to seek funding from (including how much from whom), and how to tackle common challenges to raising capital. This practical “how to” knowledge and advice will help you advance your venture.

  • Led by later-stage entrepreneurs and leaders within the Harvard Innovation Labs, these facilitated conversations are where founders go deep, share challenges, and inspire each other.

As a young female entrepreneur from India, growing and scaling my nonprofit has been full of challenges. But with the support of my LLX GEO cohort, global experts, and the Harvard Innovation Labs team, Labhya has reached new heights...and I have grown immensely as a leader.

Richa Gupta Founder, Labhyha Foundation
Richa Gupta

Alumni Engagement Team

Apply for Launch Lab X GEO

We're now accepting applications for our global online accelerator, exclusively for Harvard alumni.

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