The Harvard Innovation Labs are excited to announce the first ever availability of Spark Grants! For Harvard students with a demonstrated commitment and passion for a venture idea, Spark Grants will enable them to reach the next stage of their development. Students will test key assumptions and work with the Harvard Innovation Labs to achieve key milestones such as customer discovery, low-fidelity prototyping, demand validation, and business planning.
How much funding is available?
These non-dilutive grants are distributed by the Harvard Innovation Labs in increments up to $5,000. Funds will be distributed based on demonstrated need and impact of funds.
Who is eligible?
Spark grants are available to the 2020 Build It Venture Program cohort and select Harvard student ventures focused on COVID-19 response and Racial Justice. Full eligibility criteria below.
For Spring 2020 Build It Venture Program ventures:
For ventures addressing COVID and those addressing Racial Justice:
June 15th, 2020 | Application launch
June 25th, 2020 | Application Deadline 11:59PM EDT