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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Apr 29, 2021
e-Festival of Ideas
How can a smartphone app increase trust between law enforcement and private citizens? What about an online database that enables environmental activism? How can we solve complex issues through business? Learn the answers to these questions and more at our e-Festival of Ideas on Thursday, April 29th from 3-4:30 PM ET! From reducing waste through a reusable Amazon packaging system to addressing healthier religious and political discourse, you won’t want to miss the creative solutions these students have to offer. This virtual festival will be a conglomeration of both our LPCE100 students’ final projects as well as our Project Support Program students’ social impact ventures. These students have all put incredible effort into their projects and ventures, so we hope to see you there at this celebration of their work! Please RSVP here, and the Zoom link will be shared with you after you register.
Please see the e-Festival of Ideas event agenda here.
Please see the event video here.
Mar 25, 2021
Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation that will explore climate change through art, science, and entrepreneurship. The conversation will be moderated by creative producer Nicholas Medvescek and will feature three panelists: artist Allison Maria Rodriguez, scientist Grace Young, and student entrepreneur Rowen VonPlagenhoef. This fireside chat style event will explore topics such as how art can be used to inspire change, some innovations that exist in the climate sector, and how we can enact change ourselves. To learn more about our guests, please visit the ArtLab website. Please RSVP here, and the link will be shared with you after you register.
ART+ is a series that explores how interdisciplinary thinking that prioritizes art and creativity inspires experimental and innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges. ART+ is co-organized by ArtLab and the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE) at the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.
Please see the event video here.
Mar 4, 2021
LPCE Trivia and Networking Night
You asked for a community night and we are here to deliver. Come one, come all to the LPCE Trivia and Networking Night! Test your knowledge of everything from hit TV shows to classic rock songs to popular novels in this fun-filled evening of indiscriminate information! We’ll be putting everyone into random teams to facilitate networking amongst the LPCE community. There will be two 20 minute rounds of trivia with one 20 minute networking session in between. Please RSVP here, and the link will be sent to you.
Mar 2, 2021
[External] HBS Tech Fellows
As technical and societal challenges become increasingly complex and cross traditional boundaries, leaders who tackle such problems require more than technical skill – they require training in innovation and problem-solving techniques, and the ability to work on interdisciplinary teams.
Made possible by a generous gift from the Roberts Family Foundation, the Fellows program enables a group of 10-15 outstanding Harvard College sophomores and juniors (from any College concentration) to build knowledge, skills, and a community, putting them on a path to launch and lead innovative endeavors – whether this be creating technology startups or leading innovation teams in governmental or non-profit/social organizations. Selected students are known as the Undergraduate Technology Innovation Fellows. Sign up for the info session here
Feb 27, 2021
[External] IDEA CON 2021 hosted by Boston University
IDEA CON 2021 is a free, day-long virtual student conference, and we want to extend a warm invitation to you and your students to join us. The target audience is undergraduate and graduate students studying any and everything from tech to business, communications to life sciences, art and design to computer science - anyone who is looking to be inspired by innovative ideas, networking and skills building. Together, we are coaching students to give their 5-Minute IGNITE talks about their businesses and integrating arts infusions into the day through video, interviews and an artist in residence. Registration is open, and, in the first week, close to 400 students signed up from Boston and all over North America. Sign up now on their website!
Feb 26, 2021
LPCE’s “The Pitch” workshop as a part of OCS Startup Week
‘Last semester alone, the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE) awarded $42,500 to 50 early-stage startups, and we will continue to fund social impact ventures in the coming years. Our mission is to empower and prepare Harvard students to take the lead in solving global challenges by fostering entrepreneurial thinking within liberal arts education. Through studio labs and mentoring, our students develop the entrepreneurial skills and industry connections to move from ideation to solid concept to actionable proposal. As such, the aim of this workshop is to give you inside knowledge about what investors look for in a pitch and a hands-on workshop where you can get our feedback on your 20-second elevator pitch. Register for the workshop on the OCS website.
Feb 18, 2021
[External] Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund Virtual Open House
The Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund awards grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and academic personnel to pursue ideas that seek to strengthen Harvard’s capacity to advance a culture of belonging. Proposals should aim to focus on having a direct connection to the Harvard community and influence the University's trajectory towards sustainable inclusive excellence. Proposals should aim to address critical challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by identifying innovative and creative solutions that have the potential to catalyze a culture shift at Harvard. For the 2020-21 funding cycle the HCLIF is offering application tracks aligned with various issues of great importance. Applications may be submitted for ideas addressing racial justice, mental health, and rebuilding community. There is also the option to submit an application addressing an area of interest of your choice. Attend the Virtual Open House on February 18th at 11am (EST) to learn more about HCLIF and the exciting funding opportunities. Register here!
Feb 11, 2021
[External] Social Entrepreneurship 101 with Moses Sam Paul
Join the first session of the new Social Entrepreneurship Workshop Series at Harvard GSAS Business Club, which offers insight into the role of social entrepreneurship in business and society. Think social impact is restricted to the charity sector? Think again! Business-for-good is booming and improving society can go hand in hand with a profitable, scalable business model. This interactive discussion with businessman-turned-social entrepreneur Moses Sam Paul will introduce you to the power of social business and how it can give more meaning to your life and career. Join the Harvard GSAS Business Club on February 11 at 6.30 PM ET to be inspired and have your questions about social innovation answered! Register here!
Jan 22, 2021
Join us for an event featuring Saad Rajan and Vivek Hv, Harvard Masters in Design Engineering graduates who co-founded Naya as their thesis. Naya is a platform for companies and individuals to bring custom furniture design ideas to life. They aspire to change the way we design, create, and consume across products. Through their unique process, creator network, and software suite, they have completed hundreds of projects and have signed customers, including Google, Wayfair, and Herman Miller. The first portion of the event will be devoted to our guest speakers, and the last portion will be a hands-on ideation session with attendees. This event is open to everyone and the Zoom link will be shared after you register. For more information, please visit https://artlab.harvard.edu/event/art-co-design
We also encourage you to spend Wintersession 2021 with the ArtLab, learning how to design and fabricate on a laser cutter. This workshop will be taught remotely and is limited to Harvard College undergraduates. For more information, please visit: https://artlab.harvard.edu/event/wintersession-cutting-edge-cutting-0
ART+ features conversations with artists and innovators who are working on today’s biggest challenges. Each session concludes with an ideation session designed to prepare Harvard students to take the lead in solving global challenges by fostering art and entrepreneurial thinking.
Please see the event video here.
Jan 19, 2021
LPCE100 Shopping Week Info Session
Attend this info session if you are interested in joining our spring undergraduate course LPCE100. We highly recommend this class for undergraduate students who are currently working on early stage ventures or who are interested in founding a startup company. Please see E-Ship Studio Lab for a course description and teaser trailer. This info session is only open for Harvard undergraduates and students can find the session Zoom link on the LPCE 100 Course Canvas site (HarvardKey Access required).
Dec 17, 2020
LPCE Accelerator Launch Fund Winners Announced
Join us for our last event of the year: a virtual showcase of the ventures that applied for the LPCE Accelerator Launch Funds! The winners of the $10,000 Launch Funds prize will be announced during the event. (Have finals and have to miss it? Winners will also be announced via email following the event!) This event is open to everyone and the Zoom link will be shared after you register.
Nov 30, 2020
Apply to the LPCE Accelerator Launch Funds for a chance to earn $10,000!