Lying in bed each morning, listening to the water run as her roommate took a seemingly endless shower, Emily Batt felt a mixture of frustration and exhaustion. She wanted to be able to sleep until the shower was free, but had no way of knowing when her less-than-considerate roommate would vacate the bathroom. Those frustrating... more »
The first half of TVI is dedicated to hardware-focused product design. We kicked off with a whirlwind of ten electrical and mechanical labs in just 48 hours—ranging from designing a Bluetooth-enabled remote control for a motor to constructing a wooden beer case. For many of us, those first two days were an opportunity to dust... more »
I witnessed my classmates’ engineering prowess this January during the Technology Venture Immersion course, when in just 48 hours, every team built a working electro-mechanical product—some of which boasted computer vision and iOS apps. The following week, we honed decks and pitched startup ideas to panels of VCs and tech leaders.
Emily Batt loathed math class in high school, yet when it came time to pick a college major, she settled on physics. “My philosophy was to pick the thing that I would be least likely to teach myself,” she said. “I ended up loving physics because it is fundamental to so many other fields and... more »
I arrived in Boston on an unusually-hot Monday morning and was rushing to get settled in since I only had one week before classes started. On August 6th, I entered Pierce Hall on the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) campus to start the program. It’s been just over a month since my... more »
The inaugural MS/MBA cohort of 29 students arrived at Harvard on August 6th and they’ve already completed their first (intense!) course—System Engineering. With access to a host of entrepreneurship resources and labs, the ability to engage closely with faculty and alumni advisors, the chance to experience five design cycles, and the opportunity to tap into Harvard’s vast network of... more »
SEAS’ physical expansion to Allston is a key part of the School’s future growth. The new Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) there will feature both wet and dry laboratories, maker spaces, student spaces, and classrooms. It is located in the middle of a dynamically innovative section of the Harvard campus, close to both the Business... more »
Before I came to HBS, I worked at Disney in a consumer insights role with the Corporate Brand Development and Studio Marketing teams. Tracking evolving consumer behaviors in entertainment was part of my job and I was fascinated by the speed at which media was (and still is) changing. As someone with a liberal arts... more »
Alice, an outstanding 24-year-old engineer working for a top technology company, wants to launch her own startup within the next five years, but she doesn’t yet have a venture concept. What knowledge and skills does Alice need to lead a technology venture? And what’s the best way to acquire that know-how? Should Alice go to... more »
Professor Rob Howe has been thinking about the intersection between business and technology for a number of years now. Before joining the SEAS faculty at Harvard (where he focuses on robot and human manipulation and the sense of touch) he worked as a design engineer in Silicon Valley and then founded the BioRobotics Laboratory at Harvard.
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