Harvard Innovation Labs introduces Spring Venture cohort


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The Harvard Innovation Labs recently welcomed 350 student-led teams into its Spring Venture Program. Participating students come together from across Harvard schools to develop ideas and businesses in dozens of industries, including arts, broadcasting, education, food and beverage, healthcare, and water transportation.

Every team in the Spring Venture Program will have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in prize money as part of the Ingenuity Track of the President’s Innovation Challenge (PIC), an annual event designed to bring together the Harvard community to work on inventive solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Of the more than 350 teams, the Harvard Innovation Labs selected 100 as Semi-Finalists for the PIC. These teams will have the opportunity to compete for $300,000 across three tracks: social or cultural impact; health or life sciences; and open, for ideas that transcend categories. The Bertarelli Foundation is generously funding all of the 2020 President’s Innovation Challenge prizes.

On May 13, these teams will gather to celebrate their accomplishments at the President’s Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. Registration for the event is now open, and the Harvard Innovation Labs welcomes innovators and entrepreneurs from across the Greater Boston community to attend.

Read more about the 350 teams in the Spring Venture Program here.