Life Lab Selection Criteria

Ventures are selected based on the criteria below:

We invite high-potential ventures founded and led by Harvard faculty, alumni, students and postdoctoral scholars to apply. If you are a student team interested in applying to the Life Lab, please contact us directly to discuss your eligibility,


Venture fit

First, your team lead has to be Harvard-affiliated.

then, your venture must appreciate an open, co-working space and want to engage with the Life Lab and greater Harvard Innovation Labs community.

Ventures should also have institutional funding (commercialization grants, angel, VC, etc.).

As part of their occupancy agreement, Life Lab ventures must also agree to participate in educational programming for Harvard students at the i-lab.

Fit for the Future

Your venture should be open to the flexibility of month-to-month occupancy agreements

We anticipate ventures to maintain residency for 12-24 months.