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Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard

Come join the launch of the second President’s Challenge at Harvard! Professor David Edwards of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be speaking on the promise of social entrepreneurship. There will be food served, and students from across the University will be here to share ideas, find teams, and generally mix it up. Local community members are encouraged to join.

The President’s Challenge is an initiative to develop entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most important social problems. Sponsored by President Drew Faust, the challenge will give students access to expertise in the form of mentors and experience in the process of bringing great ideas to action. ExtensionEngine is proud to be supporting this initiative.

Teams have been asked to present novel solutions that attack the issues in learning, energy and environment, health, disaster prevention and relief, and the arts today. This event will be the first in a series hosted by the i-lab; at this session, ideate and meet other Harvard students interested in making impact in the world; in future sessions, learn how to write proposals and develop your idea--more info on the programming will be shared by Gordon Jones, Managing Director of the i-lab.

The i-lab will play an active role as host to the teams as they develop and refine their ideas, assisting students by hosting workshops, providing guidance, and giving them access to our resources and facility throughout the Challenge. Register here to attend the event and learn more about this year's Challenge!