Harvard i-lab

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BevSpot co-founders Chidubem Ezekea, Alex Lesman, and Rory Crawford, outside the Harvard Innovation Lab.
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Divya Dhar of Seratis, a startup developing a new communication tool for healthcare providers. Photo by Scott Kirsner / Beta Boston.
The Harvard Innovation Lab in Allston has been home to 84 startups run by students and recent grads this summer; they call it the Venture Incubation Program. And ten of the companies that have been making the most progress (while the rest of us have been working on our tans) gave short demos yesterday afternoon. These were the five that struck me as worth having on your radar screen... Read More
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Image from Ernest M. English's website
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Co-founders of Six Foods Rose Wang and Laura D'Asaro. (Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva)
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Cheering crowd
MC10 brings Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck, and Taylor Twellman to Harvard to talk tech and sports
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On Thursday afternoon, there was quite a bit of buzz and even a long line of students anxiously waiting outside of the Harvard Innovation Lab, the usually quiet, white monolith that sits on an island at the outskirts of the Harvard Business School campus in Allston.

The reason for the uncharacteristic crowd at the ‘i-lab’ was a panel focused on the crossroads of sports and technology.

While it doesn’t seem like the type of event that would draw a packed house of MBA candidates, the event, hosted by Boston-based wearable sensor company MC10, featured some well known names from the sports world, highlighted by the appearance of former NFL top draft pick and recent Pro-Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck. Read More