Taking the Museum Outside Museum Walls: Disrupting Norms to Drive Impact
Disrupting norms is not easy. The most game-changing innovations are those that have not been in the game before. They are innovations that disrupt long-standing norms and beliefs as a way to drive business and impact. But disruption takes forward thinking, a great deal of convincing, and the ability to create value in novel ways.
Sam Aquillano, co-founder of Design Museum Boston, and Marcus Johnson-Smith, Director of Sneaker Museum and co-founder of Kush-Groove Clothing Company, have themselves disrupted the traditional museum experience by both rethinking what we curate as museum exhibits and reimagining museums as more than buildings that we visit. Together, they will share their insights into how entrepreneurs can successfully disrupt value chains in order to create innovative business models and new forms of social and cultural impact.
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Harvard Innovation Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District.The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. it provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative coworking space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard commnunity as a whole.