Mission

The Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) is excited to continue to grow the resources around entrepreneurship for Harvard students, and Alumni. Following three years of growth, and more than 350 unique ventures, the i-lab is opening a “OneHarvard” inspired prototype co-working space adjacent to the i-lab for high potential Harvard Alumni startup ventures, called the Harvard Innovation Launch Lab.

The Launch Lab is a short-term, time-limited, curated experiment of space, design, and resources for Harvard Alumni.

About the Launch Lab

Harvard alumni ventures invited

The Launch Lab is a scale prototype for future Harvard Alumni Space development.

We will use the learnings acquired to inform a much larger community space for Harvard Alumni Ventures. Though a prototype, we’ve spent more than a year refining the scope, design, and goals for the space, and hope you’re inspired to apply to join us.

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What is the Launch Lab?

  • 3,000 square feet of co-working space at 114 Western Ave – across the street from the i-lab Opening Summer 2014

    A community of like-minded, high-growth, high-potential startups

    Approximately 10-12 Harvard Alumni Ventures

    Very affordable rent agreements for your growing startup

    Space will be thoughtfully designed, open co-working space, inspired by the i-lab, with 3 conference rooms, a kitchen, and lounge space

  • Benefits to Ventures

    • Thoughtfully-designed, open, co-working space fostering a collaborative community of like-minded entrepreneurs
    • The Launch Lab is a highly curated community of high potential, high trajectory startups
    • 24-hour tap access to the Launch Lab gives you all the time you need to grow your startup
    • The i-lab focuses on the details of the space, and takes care of EVERYTHING so you can focus on your venture
    • The Launch Lab will be staffed with a Community manager to make sure all your needs are met

  • Anticipated Services Offered

    • Full access to the i-lab – including all programming and resources (EIRS, Mentors, etc.) including prototyping lab, additional conference rooms
    • Partnerships with Wet-lab spaces, prototyping spaces and vendors
    • Fast, open, robust WiFi, free color and black and white printers
    • USPS mailing address with easy ability to receive and send mail and packages
    • Stocked Kitchen – healthy snacks, fresh fruit, high quality coffee, and (beer!)
    • Parking options available
    • Storage areas, bins, and rolling carts

Selection Criteria:

The Launch Lab is a highly curated community, and
we’ll be selecting teams to join us on the journey based on the criteria below.

Who is eligible:

  • High-growth, high-potential Harvard Alumni ventures are invited to apply
  • Recent Harvard Alumni founder must be located on-site at the Launch Lab
  • Cross-disciplinary teams are strongly encouraged to submit applications

Venture Fit

  • At least one founding team member must be a recent Harvard Alumni
  • Startups expected to see proximity to Harvard University and the i-lab as a benefit
  • Ventures must appreciate an open co-working space and want to participate in growing the community

Funding Fit

  • Institutional funding or demonstrable revenue required
  • Non-profit, or social ventures must demonstrate traction and growth

Future Fit

  • Ventures should appreciate the flexibility of month-to-month leases
  • Anticipated residency period of 6-12 months before outgrowing the Launch Lab

Our Founding Donors

We gratefully acknowledge the Founding Donors of the Harvard Innovation Launch Lab. Who through their generous support of this endeavor, are enabling members of the Harvard community and beyond to take their ideas as far as they can go.

Amy S. Berylson, MBA 1979

John G. Berylson, MBA 1979

Bridgitt Bertram Evans, MBA 1986

Bruce R. Evans, MBA 1986