Unreasonability Initiative is an initiative to surface the big, bold, sometimes irrational and crazy ideas that might just have the potential to change the world. Come hear 8 participants present their "unreasonable" idea to the audience. Come listen to some of the bravest, boldest ideas you will come across this year!
Why now? The world today needs new thinking, fresh approaches and bold initiatives to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. The Unreasonability Initiative is meant to create the space where such bold thinking can be shared. By creating a fun, engaging and open environment, where participants are encouraged and licensed to be unreasonable, we hope to be able to unlock a few more ideas that could make a difference. In light of the events of Apr 15th, it is even more critical that we re-energize our efforts to create a better, safer and more just world.
Keen to present? Are you a dreamer? Someone who grapples with the what … if questions in life? Working on a BIG, BOLD, BRAVE idea that could change the world? Or an irrational idea that could profoundly change lives? Does the potential of the idea just freeze you with its potential? An audacious, absurd and possibly crazy idea? An UNREASONABLE idea? If you answered yes to any of the above, then the Unreasonability Initiative gives you the perfect space to share, air and present your dream, your idea.
We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID. 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).
When & Where
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 co-working space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard community as a whole.
The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is a curated community, providing eligible Harvard alumni, faculty and students leading high-potential early-stage life sciences startups with a fully equipped wet lab, collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to the entire Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.