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The StudioLabs

The Entrepreneurship StudioLabs will be the place where our students turn ideas gleaned from their education into ventures that tackle societal issues. We are a haven for the cross-pollination of thinking and creativity between students, faculty, subject experts, and industry practitioners. These 75 minute StudioLabs are designed to cultivate student ideas from their initial generation to launching them in the form of entrepreneurial ventures. You know that gap between the academy and the workplace? We bridge it. We apply the intellectual horsepower of Harvard students to real-world problems. Expect transformative results.

LPCE101 - Offered Fall Semester, Starting Sept 2021

A four-credit StudioLab teaching innovation and entrepreneurship basics with greater breadth than LPCE100 (offered in Spring 2021) and with an exciting new guest-speaker list. This StudioLab is for students who have the desire and enthusiasm to face global challenges but are unsure of HOW to enact that change. Through LPCE101, students will develop the analytical mindset and innovative skillset required to create actionable solutions to pressing issues. Students will learn to identify and analyze problems, collaborate to create an actionable approach, build an organizational strategy and business plan, network with experts, and persuasively communicate ideas to build the requisite human capital and funding relationships to launch a venture. Through your efforts, you will reimagine a better normal for society and take meaningful action to make it a reality.

Scheduled guest speakers for LPCE101 in the fall:

Hunt Lambert, Dean emeritus Harvard Continuing Education

Jeff Bartel, CEO and founder Hamptons Group

Spencer Rascoff, co-founder of Zillow.com

LPCE102 - Offered Spring Semester, Starting Jan 2022

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LPCE102 is a 4 credit StudioLab designed for students with existing ventures in the early stages of development with the goal of launching the venture by term’s end. The target student will have conceived and prototyped a solution to an intractable problem in an effort to create a “better normal.”

 

Using an interdisciplinary exploration of the liberal arts, you will develop and apply transformative ideas to tackle today’s societal challenges such as racial injustice, climate change, and strained health and wellbeing. You will work to execute your actionable solutions to pressing issues. You will learn to properly analyze your identified problem; work to collaboratively ideate and create an actionable plan of execution; build a scaling strategy and marketing plan; network with experts for fundraising advice; and persuasively communicate your venture to build the requisite human capital and funding relationships to launch your venture.