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For Biotech + Life Science Ventures

Harvard Life Lab

Outside of Pagliuca Life Lab

As a Life Lab resident, you're also a member of a broader innovation ecosystem. Much more than a comprehensive lab space, it’s a place to collaborate, connect, and grow.

Life Lab ventures become part of a warm, extensive community of fellow teams, experts, mentors, and staff who help them pursue science while building a strong business.

As part of the Harvard Innovation Labs community, Life Lab members gain access to diverse resources – from business-building and industry-specific programming to our extensive network of advisors and experts, to the prototyping and manufacturing tools in the Maker Studio. Ventures at the Life Lab led by Harvard alumni may also apply for Launch Lab X GEO, a six-month global accelerator exclusively for high-potential alumni-led ventures.

LabCentral Access

Life Lab residents enjoy additional support from our operating partner, LabCentral. LabCentral resources include office hours, webinars, and community-building events. Ventures may meet with the LabCentral team to make critical connections with investors, experts, sponsors, and the biopharmaceutical industry.

Funding Opportunities

While we offer no direct funding, our extensive connections in the field help us connect you to VCs and other support. Ventures can also participate in the annual Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge.

Outside perspective of Life Lab Building

Build Community

  • 01

    Leadership Forums

    At these regular lunches, venture leaders share knowledge through guided and spontaneous discussions. Building a company is easier with mutual coaching and support from fellow founders.

  • 02

    Happy Hours

    Frequent happy hours are a joyful part of the Life Lab experience! It’s an opportunity to relax with other community members, network with occasional guest speakers, and build lasting connections.

  • 03

    Venture Celebrations

    We’re happiest when we’re celebrating venture milestones. It’s not only inspiring, it’s an opportunity to learn from each other’s success.

  • 04

    Venture Spotlights

    We’re proud to maintain a community of mutual support. Sharing goals and knowledge, whether a team has just joined the Life Lab or has been a member for months, encourages accountability and builds relationships.

  • 05

    Life After Life Lab

    Former Life Lab ventures often return to share what they’ve learned and experienced since leaving our space, providing inspiration and invaluable information on how to navigate the current startup and science worlds.

No matter what challenge I came across while building UrSure, one of the other founders in the Life Lab had already encountered and solved it. Having access to that knowledge base was like having a super power for an early stage company and CEO.

Giffin Daughtridge
Giffin Daughtridge Co-founder and CEO, UrSure

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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Outside the Life Lab at night