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HBS founders launch startup based on deep technical expertise
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HBS founders launch startup based on deep technical expertise

RCs Chris O’Neill and Allison Vargas today launched their new startup, ‘Technicly’, an ambitious machine learning data analytics business. In an interview at Technicly’s launch night, the founders explained their technology offered companies “complex data analysis and evaluation tools that previously cost hundreds of thousands of dollars”. “We’re excited to be launching today,” Allison said,…

Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club
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Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club

Club Co-Presidents Hannah Merves and Ricardo Aguirre look at the impact HBS students are having on local non-profits through the club’s volunteer consulting work. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]s students we often struggle with how to make sense of the HBS mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.  One student organization that is…

HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY
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HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY

ECs Maria-Fe Razetto and Sebastian Valenzuela, Co-Chairs of HBS’ upcoming XVII Latin American Conference, tells us how the event will gather business and policy leaders from the region embracing the uniqueness and unlocked potential for its countries. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap]n a context that has disfavored the appetite for emerging economies in general, and Latin America in particular, the upcoming edition…

2015 Dynamic Women in Business Conference: Going Beyond
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2015 Dynamic Women in Business Conference: Going Beyond

WSA Communications Director Angela Winkel reports on the 2015 edition of the Dynamic Women in Business Conference. 1100 attendees.  800+ tweets.  22 panels.  10 lessons that empowered. Seven lessons that energized – and deftly merged stand-up comedy with women’s empowerment. Three lessons that inspired. One case launched. Nine months of planning. One incredible day.  …

Real Estate Venture Competition Launched by HBS and Graduate School of Design to Encourage the Convergence of Real Estate and Tech
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Real Estate Venture Competition Launched by HBS and Graduate School of Design to Encourage the Convergence of Real Estate and Tech

Together, the seven of us (Faisal Almogren, Marcus Goodwin, Chris Lawlor, Kunal Lunawat, Lauren McClellan, Brynne Mcnulty and Anthony Stahl) from the business and design schools have started a pitch competition to fuel innovation with tech in real estate. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]n antiquated asset class worth one trillion dollars by itself, real estate has been…

With $8.2 million in Funding, Zumper’s HBS Founder Focuses on Double-Sided Success
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With $8.2 million in Funding, Zumper’s HBS Founder Focuses on Double-Sided Success

With FIELD 3 teams working furiously on their startups, HKS alum and Learn Capital Venture Advisor, Philip Levinson, brings you the story of HBS-founded Zumper, who turned $18k in HBS grants into a serious startup backed by a number of Silicon Valley’s top VCs. Anthemos Georgiades (MBA 2012) finished his first year at HBS in 2011, he reached a…

Should we take Harvard MBAs seriously as startup founders?
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Should we take Harvard MBAs seriously as startup founders?

This post was written by Dimitri Dadiomov and originally published on NextView Ventures‘ blog.  Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers. So we decided to study one program in particular: Harvard Business School. Going to business school and becoming a startup founder…

In Search of a Rocketship
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In Search of a Rocketship

Gong Ke Gouldstone (EC) talks about the challenges of trying to catch the next big startup. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]hen Sheryl Sandberg was contemplating whether or not to join Google (then in its relative infancy), Eric Schmidt famously told her “If you’re offered a seat on a Rocketship, you don’t ask what seat.  You just get…

Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit
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Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit

Gong Ke Gouldstone (RC) asks whether we should look for the companies we want, not the companies that come to us. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]H[/stag_dropcap]ow did you feel, as you waited outside a hotel-room-turned-interview-room for your turn?  Was it excitement to have a shot at a dream company?  Was it trepidation at how your non-standard experience…

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me
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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

The Harbus Chief Commercial Officer (and HBS partner) Megan Fairbank brings you 10 fun, compelling and unexpected facts about members of the HBS community. This week, RC Philip Blackett (New Section B) and EC Kiran Gandhi (Old Section H) reveal ten things you might not know about them. 10 things you don’t know about: Philip…

John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”
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John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”

By John S. Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation The Harbus got in touch with Chevron’s Chairman and CEO, John S. Watson, who has shared his thoughts on the future of global energy and the role it should play in the world’s economic growth.   One of the greatest challenges facing the world today…

Why Haven’t You Changed The World Yet?
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Why Haven’t You Changed The World Yet?

PhD candidate and World Economic Forum Global Shaper Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) challenges people who want to change the World to get started. Now. By Vyacheslav Polonski “Changing the world” is the most frequently mentioned – and least frequently implemented – ambition cited in TED talks, startup pitches and political campaigns. This is hardly surprising, as suggested…

Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game
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Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game

Angela Winkle, RC and Communications Director for the Womens’ Students Association, reports on the WSA’s most recent Fireside Chat, with Jules Pieri (MBA ‘86), CEO of The Grommet. By Angela Winkle, RC It’s that time of year — RCs are abuzz with visions of Field 3 projects that will turn into the next overnight (or at…

Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge
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Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge

*This post originally appeared on The HBS News Release, written by Jim Aisner & Christian Camerota. BOSTON—The Forum on Health Care Innovation, a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), announced today the four finalists in its Health Acceleration Challenge, which focuses on taking compelling, already-implemented health care solutions and helping them…

Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU
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Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU

By Jeff Zeller, RC A team of RCs recently traveled to New York City to compete in this year’s Interactive Launch Competition, a case competition sponsored by members and companies within the cable industry.  Dani Haber (Section G), along with Jeff Zeller, Mishal Desai and James Francis (Section B) beat out teams from top business…

HBS 2012 Alum ‘Goes Rogue’, Quits his Job at BCG to Make a Film About Climate Change
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HBS 2012 Alum ‘Goes Rogue’, Quits his Job at BCG to Make a Film About Climate Change

  Diogo Castro Freire (MBA ‘12) walked out of his job in management consulting and picked up a video camera to document the stories of the communities in the US dealing with the first impacts of climate change, and those of the people working toward sensible solutions. As Diogo launches an Indiegogo campaign to support…

Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist
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Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist

By Vyacheslav Polonski Doctoral student Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) shares some Insights into the investment philosophy of Simon Rothman, Partner at Greylock, following Simon’s talk on campus this term. Building a startup that has the potential to disrupt the system isn’t easy. Investing in such a startup can be even harder. The renowned investor and entrepreneur Simon Rothman visited Harvard Business…

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show
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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show

By Emily Dohse The Harbus columnist Emily Dohse had front row seats at the RLGC’s 7th Annual Charity Fashion Show. Here is what you missed or (if you went to the afterparty) don’t remember. When Oscar Wilde said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated,” he had probably just attended the HBS fashion show. On…

Sam Altman: Founders need passion – which MBAs lack
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Sam Altman: Founders need passion – which MBAs lack

By Patrick Daniel Regular contributor Patrick Daniel reports on President of Y Combinator Sam Altman’s keynote at this year’s Cyberposium. When Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, delivered the keynote at this year’s Cyperposium, an annual student-run conference on the business of technology, students were eager to follow up with questions and ideas. One student…

Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer
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Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer

By Emily Dohse Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer The Harbus’ partner columnist Emily Dohse profiles another awesome HBS partner. This edition it’s Caro Baena, a proud Colombian, an entrepreneur and a brilliant jewellery designer. Meet Carolina Baena, partner and wife of RC Daniel Raffo in Section D!  Originally from…

The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all
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The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all

By Agustina Rosenfeld   HBS Alumni and entrepreneur Agustina Rosenfeld is back with edition two of her ‘How I became an entrepreneur by mistake’, in which gives current students a refreshingly open take on tough choices in life and career. They say it takes two to tango. As an Argentinean I should know that statement…

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Success at the Energy Symposium 2014

The Energy Symposium 2014, hosted by the HBS Energy & Environment Club, was held on the Harvard Business School campus this past Saturday, October 18th. The event was a tremendous success and has sparked engaging conversations about the pivotal challenges the world faces in regards to energy and the environment. The Twitter World was tweeting…

The Digital Initiative Community Meets IRL
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The Digital Initiative Community Meets IRL

Caroline Fay is the Coordinator for the Digital Initiative and an Ed.M Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is exploring the intersection of technology, development and learning. She writes for a Boston-based music blog and supports a health/media literacy non-profit in her spare time. She tweets at @carolinecfay. “How much do you…

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Reflections on the evening with Peter Thiel

Regular columnist Patrick Daniel reflects on his experience of listening to Peter Thiel’s conversation with Bill Sahlman. There are a few things better than a good conversation, but not many. A good conversation inspires you to think differently. It keeps you engaged long after the conversation has ended.  When Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and…

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A Conversation on Leadership after Graduation

 Photo: Conversation on leadership with CommonBond founder David Klein and Taza Chocolate founder Alex Whitmore at General Assembly, Boston   When I graduated from HBS in 2010, I started down the common path of becoming a management consultant, but I knew I wanted to become an entrepreneur down the road. I believed that experiences in one setting…

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Mentors4u and the true Great Beauty

This March the Italian film, “Great Beauty” won the Academy award for best international movie. The film, skilfully directed by Paolo Sorrentino, depicts the decadence of a part of the Italian society immersed in lavish and extravagant parties and living only by memories of past, often presumed, greatness, in the exquisite setting of a timeless and breathtaking Rome….

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InsideIL: Connecting MBAs to the Start-Up Nation

This week, HBS MBAs Sara Greenberg and Della Heiman are launching InsideIL – an online platform designed to connect MBA students with leading Israeli companies, and to facilitate summer internships. The program represents an exciting opportunity for students to immerse themselves in dynamic companies, to experience a new culture, and to forge global relationships with leading entrepreneurs…

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