November 2018

  • 16 Nov 2018

    Harvard Business School Conference Marks 10th Anniversary of 2008 Global Financial Crisis

    BOSTON—On October 29 and 30, Harvard Business School marked the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis that rocked the US and world economies in 2008 with a two-day conference that brought together in Klarman Hall, the School’s new convening center, an extraordinary lineup of experts, many of whom had played key roles in the events that unfolded a decade ago, including former US Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson (MBA 1970); Tim Geithner, then president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Paulson’s successor at Treasury; and Harvard University professor Lawrence Summers, who served as Director of the National Economic Council from 2009 to 2010. Read more.

    • 15 Nov 2018

      Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Rock Venture Capital Partners

      BOSTON—MBA students at Harvard Business School (HBS) who are interested in entrepreneurship and looking to start new ventures are able to seek guidance and access expertise from various resources on the HBS campus, including more than 30 faculty experts in the field, 21 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and this year’s Venture Capital Partners, all based at the School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. Venture Capital Partners are managing and general partners from some of the most successful VC firms in the United States. They come to campus a few times a year to meet with students; provide fundraising information as well as feedback on their ideas, business models, and other aspects of their new ventures; and judge the New Venture Competition Finale in the spring. Read more.

    October 2018

    • 26 Oct 2018

      Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs Shine at Rock 100 Summit

      BOSTON—Ten to fifteen years after graduating from Harvard Business School, fifty percent of HBS alumni describe themselves as entrepreneurs. But many don’t wait that long. In fact, with the help of a broad portfolio of programs offered by the School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, including the Rock Accelerator, summer fellowships, and the annual New Venture Competition (co-sponsored by the School’s Social Enterprise Initiative), more and more Harvard MBA students are launching enterprises while they’re still in school or newly-minted alums. Read more.

    • 03 Oct 2018

      Klarman Hall Opens with Fanfare and Substance

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) opened its new 1000-seat convening space—Klarman Hall—with a dedication ceremony and symposium last Monday, October 1. The ceremony included remarks by HBS Dean Nitin Nohria, Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Read more.

    September 2018

    • 24 Sep 2018

      Harvard Business School to Expand Case Studies Related to Artificial Intelligence

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) announced today a $5 million gift from alumnus Stephen A. Schwarzman (MBA 1972), chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, a multinational private equity alternative asset management and financial services firm, to support the development of case studies and other programming that explore the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on industries, business, and markets. The Schwarzman Research Fund will spur and extend the efforts of HBS faculty members across a range of disciplines who are researching and writing case studies on the use of AI. Read more.

    • 04 Sep 2018

      Harvard Business School Announces 2018 Goldsmith Fellows

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced the 2018 recipients of its Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowships. Established in 1998 by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Richard L. Menschel (MBA 1959), a former director of the Foundation and a limited partner at Goldman Sachs, to encourage students from the nonprofit sector to attend HBS, these fellowships enable the School to award approximately $10,000 each to seven to ten incoming MBA students. Read more.