October 2010

    • 22 Oct 2010

      Harvard Business School Launches Second Annual Alumni New Venture Contest

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School's (HBS) Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and the Office of Alumni Relations today announced the launch of the second annual HBS Alumni New Venture Contest (NVC). With half of the School's alumni classifying themselves as entrepreneurs ten to fifteen years after they leave the campus, the Contest is designed to encourage the creation of promising new ventures by HBS graduates. Modeled after the HBS student Business Plan Contest, now in its 14th year, the Alumni New Venture Contest will award a $25,000 cash prize to the winning team to aid its development and growth. Read more.

    • 21 Oct 2010

      HBS Faculty offer perspectives on Facebook and privacy

      BOSTON—Facebook was in the spotlight once again this week, but it had nothing to do with the movie about the company's founding. A Wall Street Journal story accused Facebook Inc. of violating the privacy of its millions of users, "transmitting identifying information" to advertising firms and Internet tracking companies. Was this business as usual for Mark Zuckerberg, a tempest in a tea pot, a fact of life in a world where privacy has become a rare commodity, or something that Facebook needs to address sooner rather than later? Read more.

    • 14 Oct 2010

      Harvard Launches Innovation Incubator

      BOSTON—Harvard University announced today the opening of its first lab for innovation and entrepreneurship with the goal of spurring innovative ventures across the University, at Harvard Business School (HBS) and in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood. The Harvard Innovation Lab will open in Fall 2011 in a building on Western Avenue in Allston that formerly housed public broadcasting's WGBH. Read more.

    • 14 Oct 2010

      Harvard Business School Receives $50 Million Gift from the Tata Trusts and Companies

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School has received a gift of $50 million from Tata Companies, the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Tata Education and Development Trust, philanthropic entities of India's Tata Group. A conglomerate founded in 1868, the Tata Group owns 28 publicly listed enterprises across seven business sectors that have a combined market capitalization of $80 billion. Read more.