Tagged: harvard

Harvard’s Endowment Fund Invests in Blockstack Tokens, Supports Company as Part of Token Advisory Board

Harvard University, via their endowment fund, is backing Blockstack’s security token offering. Digging into the Reg A+ Offering Circular filed with the SEC last week, Blockstack highlighted the relationship with Harvard Management Company: “In connection with the sale to the QP Fund, we have formed… Read More

Harvard Public Health Grad School Partners With Levi Strauss For New Blockchain System For Factory Healthy & Safety Reporting 


Harvard’s public health graduate school has teamed up with Levi Strauss & Co. for a new blockchain-based system designed to augment outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers, Reuters reports. It was revealed that Consensus will provide the project’s blockchain solution and… Read More

Karen Mills on Marketplace Lending: It Is Transformative, But Don’t Count The Banks Out Yet

Karen Mills is currently perched as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. She spends her time focusing on competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation – all extremely important areas of economic… Read More

New Equity Crowdfunding Platform Arthena Backs the ‘Startups’ of the Fine Art World

Equity crowdfunding platform Arthena is mixing crowdfunding and fine art to create a modern masterpiece. Founded by 27-year-old Harvard alumna Madelaine D’Angelo, Arthena offers casual investors to fund undervalued, modern artists who are creating art pieces that could quickly appreciate in value, as a recent story in Upstart Business Journal notes…. Read More

Patch of Land Selected to Participate in Harvard Real Estate Venture Competition

Patch of Land, a real estate crowdfunding platform that is debt-based, has been selected to participate in Harvard Business School’s Real Estate Venture Competition. The competition will take place during the annual Harvard Real Estate Weekend and is focused on early stage startups who will… Read More

Update: Humans of New York Kickstarter Hits $1 Million After New Photo Goes Virtual

Last week, Brandon Stanton, the face behind the popular photography blog Humans of New York, debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 to send the students of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn to prestigious university, Harvard.  Now after only one week, the project has not only… Read More

Humans of New York Blog Launches Indiegogo Project to Send Brooklyn Middle Schoolers to Harvard; Captures Nearly $540,000 in Two Days

On Thursday (January 22nd), Brandon Stanton, the face behind the popular photography blog Humans of New York, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 to send the students of Mott Hall Brides Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn to prestigious university, Harvard. The campaign reads,… Read More

Two Harvard Grads Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Bring Their Tomato Paste to Nigeria

Ready to help the country of Nigeria grow its very own delicious tomatoes, two Harvard alums, Mira Mehta and Shane Kiernan, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter this week to raise $50,000 for their company, Tomato Jos. Although Nigerians love fresh tomatoes and tomato paste,… Read More

Harvard Grad Hits Kickstarter to Raise Funds For New Affordable Standing Desk

Ready to bring his easy-to-use standing desk to the market, Harvard grad and resident dean, Luke Leafgren, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the StandStand. StandStand has been noted to be the “only truly portable” standing desk. It can be used anywhere and… Read More

MIT Alum Raises Over $250K In A Week For Kickstarter Watch For The Blind

Eone Timepieces has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $40,000 in funding for a tactile watch designed for (and with the help of) the blind. Just about a week into the campaign, funding for “The Bradley” timepiece has already crossed $250,000. Eone Timepieces was founded by Hyungsoo… Read More

The Godfather of Disruptive Innovation and Crowdfunding

Clayton Christensen is a business thought leader who is standing on the shoulders of some of the great economists of our times.  Schumpeter, a Professor of  Economics at Harvard, focused on the importance of entrepreneurism to modern economics.  But it is Christensen who applied Schumpeters… Read More

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