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Startup Corner: Creating A Better Alternative to Student Loans

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February 8, 2020
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This month, Tess Michaels (MBA ’20) introduces us to Stride Funding, a mission-oriented business that offers income-share agreement as a more flexible, affordable option to private student loans. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to be an entrepreneur.  I’ve always thrived at learning by doing. I pursued my first venture during...

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Walking along the Belt and Road: New Immersive Field Course Examines China’s Latest Strategic Initiative across Asia

In January, 44 ECs led by Professor Willy Shih (TOM) and Professor Meg Rithmire (BGIE) traveled across Asia to study globalization and international relations on the ground. Gabriel Ellsworth and Ryo Takahashi (MBAs 2020) report. On January 5, 2020, an arduous undertaking was under way as 44 ECs, two professors, two program managers, and staff...

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Startup Corner: Creating A Better Alternative to Student Loans

This month, Tess Michaels (MBA ’20) introduces us to Stride Funding, a mission-oriented business that offers income-share agreement as a more flexible, affordable option to private student loans. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to be an entrepreneur.  I’ve always thrived at learning by doing. I pursued my first venture during...
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Startup Corner: Empowering Refugees with Personalized Healthcare

This month, Jordan Lebovic (MD/MBA ’20) introduces us to Hikma Health, a nonprofit organization that is creating customized data systems for refugee populations. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to work on entrepreneurial endeavors improving healthcare access. While in college at Columbia, I organized global health missions. On a mission to...

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Governor Newsom Needs a Plan

In his monthly column for the Harbus, Professor Kevin W. Sharer shares his thoughts on the issues facing HBS students. California is America’s most populous state, the world’s seventh largest economy, a region of boundless diversity and riches, and the home of Hollywood and Silicon Valley—it is not called the Golden State without reason. California...
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The Future of Heroic Hong Kong

Hong Kong residents are experiencing unsustainable angst and anxiety because of perceived encroachment by mainland China and unaddressed ambiguity regarding their fate post-2047; Xi Jinping must formally provide clarity to alleviate the situation, and soon. On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam decided to permanently withdraw the 2019 Hong Kong extradition...

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Bootstraps to Unicorns

Co-founders recall painful early days when only income was $300K from their parents. “It was a really humbling experience.”  We are sitting in their office in downtown Brooklyn in a WeWork, which, somehow, still exists. John Silva, CEO of LoveJuice, nods gravely as co-founder Alex Roberts continues. “I checked the bank account and the balance...
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From Their Travel Diaries: HBS Confessions

A look into how students really felt over winter break.  Continuing a yearslong tradition at HBS, RCs and ECs handed in their travel diaries upon re-entering Spangler for the first time in seven weeks (only five short weeks for RCs). Disoriented, many thought the SAS team members collecting journals were simply there to take their...

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Starting the New Decade, with Hopes and Reflections As we stepped into the new decade, I couldn’t help but think of last fall’s welcome address to RCs from HBS faculty. We were reminded that our time at HBS was not just an opportunity to gain the insights and skills to lead in the year of...
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ECs Travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

119 EC students traveled to the Middle East this winter break to learn about the changing economy of Saudi Arabia. The date was January 4, 2020 and the air outside King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was dry and crisp. In just a few minutes, the first of 119 EC students from Harvard...

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Co-founders recall painful early days when only income was $300K from their parents. “It was a really humbling experience.”  We are sitting in their o...
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HBS Tech Club reports on the takeaways from the largest professional trek at HBS. After “winding down” for the holidays between Christmas and New Year...
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