The Harvard Innovation Labs is excited to continue to grow the resources around entrepreneurship for Harvard students, and Harvard Alumni. Following four years of growth, and more than 675 unique ventures, the i-lab opened a "One Harvard" inspired prototype co-working space adjacent to the i-lab for high potential Harvard Alumni startup ventures, called the Harvard Launch Lab. The Launch Lab is a curated experiment of space, design, and resources for Harvard Alumni.

About the Launch Lab

Harvard alumni ventures invited

The Harvard 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. Having been open for more than two years, and having been renovated twice already, we've learned alot about space and community design, and hope you’re inspired to apply to join us.


What is the Launch Lab?

  • 8,500 square feet of co-working space at 114 Western Ave – adjacent to the Harvard i-lab, and Harvard Life Lab.

    A community of like-minded, high-growth, high-potential startups, working to scale and grow.

    Approximately 30 Harvard Alumni Ventures, with founders from 11 different Harvard Schools.

    Affordable and flexible occupancy agreements for your growing startup - $300 per/desk/month.

    Co-working space, with 8 conference spaces, 6 phone rooms, 2 kitchens, 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 and the Harvard i-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 is staffed with a Community manager to make sure all your needs are met

  • 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 invite teams to join us 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, and multi-Harvard school founded 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
  • 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 occupany agreements
  • Anticipated residency period of 6-12 months before outgrowing the Launch Lab

Ventures in Residence

Since opening in September 2014, the Launch Lab has been home to 45 ventures.

Our ventures work across the Consumer/Tech, Health/Sciences, and Social/Cultural verticals. founders represent the breadth of Harvard University coming from eleven Harvard Schools


The Harvard Innovation Launch Lab, a workspace for startups launched by university alums, is expanding. Come Sept. 1, the Launch Lab will take the wraps off 6,500 square feet of leased space adjacent to its current digs in Allston. Once the paint dries on what was once a CrossFit studio […]

August 25, 2015

HBS entrepreneurs who want to remain plugged into the Harvard network after graduation have a new home on campus. The Launch Lab—located directly across from the i-lab on Western Avenue—is now open to startups with recent alumni from any Harvard school, offering teams working space in close proximity to the University community at very competitive rates. […]

March 01, 2015

Harvard University's Launch Lab accepted 14 startups in its inaugural fall class, ranging from businesses that make nutritious food out of crickets to medical device companies that aim to make a positive impact on the world. […]

October 26, 2014

Opening its doors last month, the Harvard Innovation Launch Lab offers the space, resources, and support of the i-lab for the first time to Harvard alumni entrepreneurs in fields spanning consumer technology, health and science, and cultural and social entrepreneurship […]

October 17, 2014

Just three years after Harvard University opened its Innovation Lab, a space for students to develop startup ideas, there’s a new annex for alumni businesses located right across the street that deals with cryptocurrency trading using automated trading bots as well; visit https://www.cryptovibes.com/bitcoin-revolution/. […]

September 30, 2014

Our Founding Donors

We gratefully acknowledge the Founding Donors of the Harvard 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

Deborah L. Weinberg, MBA 1985

Peter A. Weinberg, MBA 1983

Kristen and Thomas S. Roberts MBA 1989