Origami Capital Partners, a Chicago-based investment firm with committed capital of $680 million, is launching the Origami Idea Challenge to develop innovative business strategies and to identify new talent. The tournament will be a competition among several of the world’s top ranked universities (including Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, the London Business School, and the India School of Business) and will also include one division for any student, and one division that is open to anyone.
Join Origami Capital Partners for Stone Hearth pizza and other refreshments during Origami’s free workshop on developing innovative ideas. The Chicago-based private equity fund will also be launching the Origami Idea Challenge. In addition to awarding $130,000 in cash prizes, Origami is offering the chance to turn your big ideas into reality and take them forward as a part of the Origami team.
We will be checking all attendee registrations at the door this year. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you register as a Harvard student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.
Note: Harvard Shuttles have a stop directly across from the i-lab, and you can track the shuttles online here: http://harvard.transloc.com/ If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here: http://i-lab.harvard.edu/parking).
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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.