28 Apr 2009
In a series of lively presentations yesterday in Burden Auditorium, teams of students presented their ideas and dreams for entrepreneurial success at the final round of Harvard Business School's 13teams entered the contest when it officially began in January. Over time, panels of judges from fields such as venture capital, consulting, law, accounting, life sciences, and high technology reduced the field to the eight semifinalists who competed on Monday - four in the traditional for-profit track and four in the social enterprise track, which focuses creating social value and may include nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid business plans. Read more.
27 Apr 2009
Participants in this afternoon's 13th annual Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest don't have to look back very far for inspiration. Last year's winner in the Social Enterprise track, Diagnostic-For-All (DFA), won kudos for a revolutionary, inexpensive product designed to diagnose certain common diseases in developing countries. Patients simply put their fingertip on a specially treated piece of paper. DFA scored another coup when it went on to capture first place in MIT's $100K Entrepreneurship Competition as well. Read more.
15 Apr 2009
Harvard University Secures New Source of Funding for International Graduate and Professional Students
Harvard University and the Harvard University Employees Credit Union today announced a partnership that will make Credit Union loans available to international graduate and professional students. This is the second time in two months that the University has secured a new source of funding after major lenders withdrew from the market for international student loans late last year. Read more.
06 Apr 2009
Harvard Business School has announced that James Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., will be the School's 2009 Class Day keynote speaker. Hailed by the Financial Times in March as one of the 50 People Who Will Frame the Way Forward out of the financial crisis, Dimon graduated from HBS in 1982 with high distinction as a Baker Scholar - an honor bestowed on the top five percent of each graduating MBA class. Read more.
01 Apr 2009
The day-to-day challenges faced by the average chief information officer (CIO) are not usually the stuff of drama. But they are the essence of The Adventures of an IT Leader (Harvard Business Press), a new book by Harvard Business School Associate Professor Robert Austin, Professor Emeritus Richard Nolan, and their colleague Shannon O'Donnell. Enter Jim Barton, the new CIO of a fictional business called IVK Corporation. Barton and IVK are the creation of the authors - and his story provides a practical yet entertaining look at the issues facing an IT leader. Read more.
01 Apr 2009
James E. Austin, the Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School, has been named a winner of a 2008 Faculty Pioneer Award in Social Entrepreneurship by Ashoka, the world's largest network of social entrepreneurs, and the Aspen Institute, which equips business leaders for the 21st century with the vision and knowledge to integrate corporate profitability and social value. Read more.