The Harvard Innovation Labs announced that it has accepted 22 startups into the Launch Lab X GEO (LLX GEO) accelerator, a nine-month program designed to bring together Harvard alumni-led ventures from around the world and help them build sustainable, disruptive businesses with real-world impact.
“From making surgery safer for patients and healthcare providers, to turning restaurants into micro grocery stores, all of the ventures participating in this year’s Launch Lab X GEO cohort have demonstrated incredible ingenuity in creating solutions that have the potential to improve millions of people’s lives,” said Matt Segneri, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Executive Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs. “The entire Harvard Innovation Labs team, along with our global network of advisors and experts, is thrilled to be working with each venture as they take the next big steps in refining their products and services, scaling their teams, and building their customer bases.”
Since announcing the LLX GEO accelerator in June, the Harvard Innovation Labs received 176 applications from alumni-led ventures around the world. The 22 ventures accepted into the program come from seven countries and nine Harvard schools. Collectively, they are working on a range of products and services across more than 10 industries, including e-commerce, education technology, fashion, food and beverage, medical devices, public health, real estate, and more.
“This is the first time that Harvard Innovation Labs has launched a global alumni accelerator, achieving a larger strategic goal to extend the reach of our programming beyond Boston,” said Thara Pillai, director of alumni engagement at the Harvard Innovation Labs. “Bringing together diverse perspectives will not only optimize our cohort’s learnings, but will also help the i-lab evolve and be more representative of the global community that is part of the Harvard ecosystem.”
To learn more about the 22 ventures accepted into Launch Lab X GEO, visit the Harvard Innovation Labs website.