The Harvard Innovation Labs (i-lab) has announced that 278 student-led ventures have been accepted into its 2021 Summer Venture Program.
“Summer is a time when Harvard students have an opportunity to focus more deeply on a project or pursuit about which they’re passionate, and I am thrilled that hundreds of students with entrepreneurial aspirations will use the summer months to build their ventures,” said Matt Segneri, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Executive Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs. “Our team will work with the 2021 Summer Venture Program cohort in a virtual environment as we prepare for the re-opening of the Harvard i-lab’s physical space.”
The Summer Venture Program features a variety of resources to help teams explore ideas, collaborate with peers across the University, develop products and services, and scale ventures. These resources include individualized guidance from staff advisors, office hours and workshops with industry experts, and social events that encourage connection and community building.
Teams participating in the Summer Venture Program represent dozens of industries, including agriculture, the arts, consumer technology, e-commerce, education, enterprise software, fashion, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, media, medical devices, real estate, and many more. The startup founders come from all 13 Harvard Schools — an excellent expression of the Harvard Innovation Labs’ vision to foster collaboration throughout the entire Harvard community.