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For Biotech + Life Science Ventures

Harvard Life Lab

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High-potential ventures founded and led by Harvard faculty, alumni, students, or postdoctoral scholars are invited to apply to the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab.

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If you meet our eligibility requirements, complete the online application. Our selection committee reviews applications three to four times each year and invites select ventures to pitch. After the pitch, select ventures are invited to join our space.
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Eligibility Requirements

The Harvard founder, or Harvard team lead, must be located on-site. Faculty and alumni ventures should have institutional funding (e.g., commercialization grants, angel funding, or VC funding). Ventures must demonstrate that their enterprise supports the Harvard community and that they are willing to contribute to the Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.

Selection Committee Members

Amitabh Chandra, Galita Alter, Emery Brown, Adam Cohen, Alan Crane, George Daley, Tom Eisenmann, Johannes Fruehauf, Paulina Hill, Samir Mitragotri, Mark Namchuk, Amy Wagers, Stacie Weninger

The ability to operate lean and to de-risk the underlying technology and approach was critical. The close knit community at the Life Lab was also instrumental in shaping our strong company culture.

Isaac Stoner
Isaac Stoner President and COO, Octagon Therapeutics

Join The Life Lab

The Life Lab is proud to support high-potential biotech and life-science ventures led by a Harvard affiliate.

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