HBS Alumni Startup Corner: Spring Funding Update

Alumni founders have raised $2.5B+ in venture capital so far in 2022. Keith Bender (MBA ’20) reports.   Startups founded by HBS alumni have raised more than $2.5B in venture capital funding in 2022, including $2.2B since mid-January – the time of our last alumni funding update—through press time for this issue (April 26, 2022). Here,… Continue reading HBS Alumni Startup Corner: Spring Funding Update

HBS Rugby Spring Season Wrap Up: Women Crowned MBA Champions, Men Named Runners Up

Bri Kim (MS/MBA ’23) reports on the highly successful HBS Rugby spring seasons. On Friday, April 8, the HBS women’s and men’s rugby teams set out for New York City to compete at the MBA Rugby World Cup, hosted by Columbia Business School. Overlooking the Hudson with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline at… Continue reading HBS Rugby Spring Season Wrap Up: Women Crowned MBA Champions, Men Named Runners Up

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From Competitor to Coach: A Conversation with David Boudia

Gabriel Ellsworth (MBA ’20) talks with U.S. Olympic diving champion David Boudia. David Boudia has had the most successful career of any American diver in this century. After making his Olympic debut at Beijing in 2008, he brought home two medals from London in 2012 (gold, men’s 10-meter platform; bronze, men’s synchronized 10-meter platform, with… Continue reading From Competitor to Coach: A Conversation with David Boudia

Stability, Growth, and Radical Uncertainty: Assessing Options and Opportunities

Distinguished academics, policymakers, and thought leaders gather for the Alamos Alliance XXIX conference in San Antonio, Texas. From the emerging new geopolitics of international trade to what led to the downfall of the Chilean model in Latin America and the originally “transitory” but now not-so inflationary bubble, Alamos Alliance XXIX convened in San Antonio, Texas,… Continue reading Stability, Growth, and Radical Uncertainty: Assessing Options and Opportunities

Making a Difference in the World from the Day You Graduate

Hans Husmann (MBA ’22) argues why Effective Altruism is an idea worth considering for every HBS graduate . Hans Husmann, Contributor “Imagine there is a house burning and you see people inside. You realize that you hold the key to unlock the door. You could save those people. Sounds like a crazy story, another philosophical… Continue reading Making a Difference in the World from the Day You Graduate

War in Europe

Georgiy Volevach and Noelia Lombardo Gava (MBAs ’22) report on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what you can do to help. Every individual has the power to effect change and show leadership. It is what our democracy is built on and a privilege for which we have fought hard. If you believe there is… Continue reading War in Europe

Leadership and Happiness

Robert Waldinger joins HBS Professor Arthur Brooks in his Leadership and Happiness class to share insights from the longest study on adult life ever performed. Alex Smith (MBA ‘23) reports. I hesitated to write this article because, as an RC, I selfishly wanted to keep the secret of Arthur Brooks’ Leadership and Happiness class under… Continue reading Leadership and Happiness

Larsen: Empowering Managers with Smart Insights to Develop and Improve Their Teams

Mike Kelly (MBA ’22) talks with Alex Benoit (MBA ’22) about Larsen, his startup, and how it is helping managers build better teams. Tell us more about your startup, Larsen. Larsen is a platform that empowers managers with the data and tailored actions to effectively develop and improve their team. The combination of employee surveys… Continue reading Larsen: Empowering Managers with Smart Insights to Develop and Improve Their Teams

The VCPE Conference 2022

We are back to in-person conferences! What are the key trends impacting the current venture capital and private equity markets? Are we in a valuation bubble? What does the future of consumer investing look like in the midst of a pandemic? These, along with several others, were among the questions discussed at the 28th annual… Continue reading The VCPE Conference 2022

Kickstarting My Entrepreneurial Journey at HBS

Startup Bootcamp is one of the most sought-after Short Intensive Programs at HBS. Eni Dervishi shares her experience. Eni Dervishi, Contributor Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to participate in Startup Bootcamp.   Before HBS, I worked in a venture capital fund called Alter Global that invests in startups across emerging markets,… Continue reading Kickstarting My Entrepreneurial Journey at HBS

Women in Business: Building a Successful Life

Ziana Kotadia (MBA ’22) reports on the Women’s Student Association 31st Women in Business Conference Every year the Women’s Student Association (WSA), like many other clubs on campus, holds a conference to bring together women from across the world and offer a forum to reflect and discuss a relevant theme. This year, the conference theme… Continue reading Women in Business: Building a Successful Life

An Upgrade to Campus Housing

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While the campus population was away making the most of the winter break, HBS Housing was approaching ‘the end of the beginning’ of their ambitious project—state of the art, luxurious dorm rooms for future HBS campus residents. Starting last year, the HBS Housing team began upgrading some of the empty dorm rooms with several important… Continue reading An Upgrade to Campus Housing

From the Editor’s Desk

Harvard Business School in Boston. September Campus Shoot

This issue arrives in a time where the world is shocked by and responding to the tragic attacks on Ukraine. Protests on Harvard campus are united with protests across the globe, where ordinary people are speaking out for the rights of their fellow citizens. Through this lens, the March 2022 issue of the Harbus fosters… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

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Bridging Technology and Beauty with Hue

Mike Kelly (MBA ’22) talks with the Hue team about their personalized recommendation engine for beauty. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you all to become entrepreneurs.  Shah: When I was five years old, my dad quit his job and started his own company, a circuit board manufacturing business, which now has… Continue reading Bridging Technology and Beauty with Hue

Living Authentically

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, Margarita Chiquiza (MBA ’22) shares her story. [This is a transcript of the My Take given by Margarita Chiquiza (MBA ’22) in Klarman on October 12, 2021] Thank you all for taking the time to hear my story. It is just one of many millions, and it’s not… Continue reading Living Authentically

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Alumni Startup Corner: Investors’ Favorite HBS Companies

  HBS alumni venture capital investors share their favorite startups founded by fellow HBS graduates. Keith Bender (MBA ’20) reports.    HBS alumni startup founders have created $364B in market value since 2010. Accordingly, graduates in the venture capital industry closely follow the companies our fellow alumni are building. This month, I asked a panel… Continue reading Alumni Startup Corner: Investors’ Favorite HBS Companies

The Great Latin American Venture Opportunity

VC funding for LatAm startups grows 185% YoY with two months left in 2021. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to be an entrepreneur.  My passion for entrepreneurship was born when I started investing in startups as an angel investor in March 2020. In addition to investing capital, I often joined… Continue reading The Great Latin American Venture Opportunity

Building a Clean Skincare Brand

Part of a series of articles on female founders, Ziana Kotadia (MBA ’22) asks Elizabeth Arenz (MBA ’22) about her skincare startup, Belle House. Elizabeth Arenz (HBS ’22) worked in Investment Banking and Private Equity before attending HBS. She is passionate about beauty, skincare and sustainability. Italy is her favourite country in the world.  Tell… Continue reading Building a Clean Skincare Brand

Women Hold Majority of Section Leadership Positions in the Class of 2023

Women proudly represent 55% of section leadership positions as compared to being 46% of the general population of the class. Temi Ojuade (MBA ’23) speaks to some of these amazing women to share why they decided to run for these positions. Before I looked at the election data, I strongly held the hypothesis that women… Continue reading Women Hold Majority of Section Leadership Positions in the Class of 2023

The Transformation of Marketing in Healthcare

David Edelman (MBA ’86), a Marketing professor at HBS, shares his experience as the Chief Marketing Officer at Aetna. Tell us more about your background and what drew you to marketing. Everything I did well at growing up combined left and right brain—analytics and creativity—especially playing saxophone, music directing shows, and playing on the math… Continue reading The Transformation of Marketing in Healthcare

From the Editor’s Desk

Harvard Business School in Boston. September Campus Shoot

The Difference You Choose to Make We started putting together this issue under a bright, blue sky, with a beautiful temperature. As we wrap up, the skies have turned gray and the rain only stopped for the Head of the Charles. The mood on campus goes down with the weather and students experience midterm fatigue.… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

The United States Should Compete Rather than Block China

Jorge Heine, former Chilean ambassador to China, discusses US-China relations. Martín Rodríguez Rodríguez reports.  I sat down with Jorge Heine at the Boston University faculty club in late October for a wide-ranging interview discussing the Chinese real estate bubble, climate diplomacy, big tech companies, Blackrock’s foray into China and international trade. Mr. Heine, a former… Continue reading The United States Should Compete Rather than Block China

Much Ado About Squid Game

As Netflix’s newest binge-worthy sensation took over the HBS community (and the world), the Harbus asked K-drama enthusiast HBS Professor Sandra Sucher to weigh in. You mention in your blog that over the last year you have watched more than two dozen Korean shows. What about K-dramas fascinates you? Let me first admit that a… Continue reading Much Ado About Squid Game

Physicians Off the Beaten Path

With their podcast, Alexey Youssef and Shad Faraz (MBAs ’22) bust the myth that physicians cannot venture outside the traditional career path.  In my first year of university, one of my professors hosted a special session on “how to talk like doctors.” I was studying biomedical engineering and was required to spend equal amounts of… Continue reading Physicians Off the Beaten Path

Female ECs Answer Top of Mind Questions from Female RCs

Temi Ojuade (MBA ’23) asked fellow female RCs for questions they would like answered by female ECs and worked with Ziana Kotadia (MBA ’22) to get these resourceful answers.  This article was inspired by two things we have heard repeatedly about asking questions at HBS. First, you should ask any question you have because there… Continue reading Female ECs Answer Top of Mind Questions from Female RCs