Startup Week

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Are you curious about entrepreneurship?
Interested in getting involved with a startup, but not sure how?
Here’s your chance to explore—and it’s easy to take part!

From Monday, February 14th through Friday, February 18th, you will have the opportunity to chat with current students, alumni, and employers about their startup stories and what it is like to work for a startup or create your own. Virtual sessions will cover a variety of topics, from where to look for jobs & internships, to insider secrets on acing your interview, to how to start your own company.

Who can participate?
Harvard Startup Week programming is open to all Harvard University students and recent alumni. MIT students interested in attending should contact their career center.

Where do I sign up?
Navigate to the Startup Week Registration Page to sign-up for events and access Zoom links. Note Harvard Key will be required to access the page. 

Jobs, Internships, & Short-Term Projects: Apply to featured Startup Week opportunities in Crimson Careers (for FAS students/alumni)! Postings will be added on a rolling basis beginning in February. 
List of Startup Week Programs: 
Startup Week Kick-Off: The Startup Search
Monday, February 14th, 4:30-6:00pm ET 

Discover how to begin your startup job & internship search, hear from alumni who have startup or founder experience, and learn top tips for networking. Hosted by the FAS Office of Career Services.
Startup Ask Me Anything with Harvard Alumni Founders
Tuesday, February 15th
, 5:00-6:00pm ET
What’s it really like to work for a startup? Whether you’re new to the world of entrepreneurship, set on joining a startup, or looking to found your own venture, this event is for you! Through honest & unfiltered conversations with Harvard alumni who have been in your shoes, you’ll hear about the triumphs and tribulations of all things startups. This Harvard Innovation Labs event will pull back the curtain on a day in the life of a startup founder, co-founder, employee, or intern. Hosted by the Harvard Innovation Labs. 
How to Start a Startup with the Xfund Team
Wednesday, February 16th
, 4:00-5:00pm ET
What does it mean to start a startup? How do you come up with an idea, put together a team, and get the right resources to give it a shot? What are the trade-offs that founders make when they go down this path?  Come meet Patrick Chung, Brandon Farwell, and Jadyn Bryden of Harvard’s home-grown venture capital fund, Xfund ( as they answer all your questions. This is the team that has backed companies like 23andMe, Kensho, Robinhood, SpaceX, and many more. Hosted by the Xfund team.
Founders Panel: How I Hire For My Startup
Thursday, February 17th
, 4:00-4:45pm ET
Join Harvard Business School Career & Professional Development Director, Sarah Sikowitz, as she leads a panel discussion with startup founders on what they look for when hiring for interns and full time positions. Hosted by the Harvard Business School Career & Professional Development office. 
Startup Week is sponsored by: Harvard FAS Office of Career Services, Harvard Innovation Labs, Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and Harvard Business School MBA Career & Professional Development.

Follow @harvardocs on Instagram to learn about internships, employers, and summer funding! 
Follow @harvardOCS on Instagram to learn about internships, employers, and summer funding!

EMPLOYERS: Information is available on the employer website.