The Harvard Innovation Labs is welcoming 26 ventures into the 2022-2023 Launch Lab X GEO cohort, a global startup leadership program designed to help early-stage, Harvard alumni-led ventures grow into sustainable and disruptive businesses.
“As we kick off the fourth Launch Lab X GEO cohort, we are thrilled to welcome high-potential ventures across a variety of industries from all over the world,” said Matt Segneri, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Executive Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs. “Over the next six months, these entrepreneurs will access a wide range of resources from the Harvard Innovation Labs. Most importantly, leaders will learn from each other’s global and diverse perspectives as they work towards building long-lasting ventures.”
The Launch Lab X GEO leadership program features:
- Founder Talks from remarkable leaders who offer candid and inspirational stories from their entrepreneurial journeys.
- Tactical Workshops on a range of topics, such as designing a product roadmap, developing a growth marketing strategy, hiring new team members, and scaling culture.
- Pitch Feedback Sessions where ventures pitch in front of a diverse group of accomplished founders and investors. Founders receive constructive feedback and advice on how to help people communicate their ventures’ potential.
- President’s Innovation Challenge, a competition designed to bring together the Harvard community to work on compelling solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Launch Lab X GEO members will compete for a portion of $515,000 in non-dilutive funding.
“In 2020, we launched a global program and have seen our founder footprint expand from all over the world,” said Thara Pillai, Director of Alumni Programs and Engagement at the Harvard Innovation Labs. “This global expansion is helping us better understand the innovation landscape in these regions while also building a Harvard support system that will pay dividends in years to come. This year, we’re excited to increase the number of Launch Lab X GEO ventures by 30% and bring together the most diverse cohort across regions and industries.”
This year’s Launch Lab X GEO ventures come from 9 countries, representing 10 Harvard schools and over 16 industries. More than 50% of ventures have a female founder.
Read about the 26 ventures selected to participate include at https://innovationlabs.harvard.edu/about/news/launch-lab-x-geo-2022/.