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Resources for all things Venturing@Harvard

Resources for all things venturing @Harvard


Office of Technology Development

We make it our mission to advance science, foster entrepreneurship, and translate Harvard innovations into valuable solutions that make the world a better place.

Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship

LPCE prepares Harvard students to take the lead in solving global challenges by fostering entrepreneurial thinking within education

Harvard Innovation Labs (i-lab)

The Harvard i-lab works with hundreds of student startups each year (a record 576 this fall). We advance seed-stage alumni ventures as well. 

Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard

TECH advances the understanding and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship through experiential education

The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at HBS

The Rock Center provides unrivaled support as our students and alumni transform their ideas into successful startups.

The Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator guides Harvard scientists toward translational impact by providing strategic, monetary, and advisory support for well-defined research projects. 

Read about the research projects recently funded or find out how to apply for funding in 2024.

Roberts Family Fellows

For Harvard College sophomores and juniors to build knowledge, skills, and a community, putting them on a path to launch and lead innovative endeavors

Harvard HealthLab Accelerators

Harvard HealthLab (H2L) is the first  accelerator  at Harvard University focused on nurturing student startups geared toward social impact.


 Blueprint is a nonresident program for graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, faculty members, and their teams, to explore the commercial opportunities of their discovery.

Social Innovation Change Initiative (SICI)

Accelerator program for positive social change. SICI supports visionary social innovators and strengthens the ecosystems they need to thrive.

HMS HealthTech Fellowship at the Center for Primary Care

10-month immersion that will leave fellows equipped to use  Biodesign innovation framework to reimagine the healthcare. The program runs August - May.


Nucleate is a student-led organization that represents the largest global community of bio-innovators.


For two years, Activate supports fellows with a full-time living stipend, mentorship, an entrepreneurial education, access to funders and industry experts, and funding to access the facilities they need to turn their research into a first product.

 Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP)

HLEP provides legal advice to entrepreneurs at Harvard and MIT, free of charge, by matching entrepreneurs with teams of Harvard Law School students and attorney advisors from top startup-focused law firms in the U.S.

GSAS Biotech Club

Bridging the gap between industry and academia and providing the education, skills, and network for students to become future leaders in biotech.

I-Corps Program

I-Corps program participants learn, through customer discovery, how to identify valuable opportunities that can emerge from academic research.

Greentown Labs

A climatetech startup incubator, founded by entrepreneurs. Featured opportunity: Go Build 2023 program: Areas of interest include companies extending product life cycles, furthering alternative raw materials, revalorizing waste, or acting as other enabling technologies.


MassChallenge connects startups, experts, corporations, and communities to grow and transform businesses and economies. Accelerating high-impact startups with bold, disruptive ideas from non-traditional backgrounds.

A joint fund offered through Harvard's Office of Technology Development (OTD) and the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability aimed at increasing the global impact of Harvard research in the areas of climate and sustainability.


The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources.


The Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) was established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to fund early stage companies for life saving innovation.

The Acorn Innovation Grant supports Principal Investigators at Massachusetts research universities who seek to demonstrate the viability of their technology. Awards could be used to: 1) further develop a prototype, 2) gather additional data or 3) obtain data to compare the technology. 


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