This information session reviews sample paths for students as they consider their entrepreneurial options on the founder path:

Learn about HBS resources to support your journey:

Plug into the entrepreneurship community:

  • Join an HBS club during Club Fair
  • Join an Entrepreneurship Forum with a group of 8–10 RC like-minded students.

Get feedback on your idea, testing plan, business model, and more from experienced entrepreneurs and VCs by meeting 1:1 with:

Is the entrepreneurship path right for you?

  • Meet with a Career & Professional Development (CPD) entrepreneurship coach (login required)
  • Attend Rock/CPD panel discussions, see Rock calendar for dates


Learn how to start a new venture and accelerate your progress

Access funding to test your ideas and validate your assumptions:

  • Meet with a Research Consultant at Baker Library (Anytime)


Get feedback on your idea:

Pitch your startup for feedback and the opportunity to win prize money:

Build Entrepreneurship and Tech Skills:

Apply to one or both of the following:

Learn about Elective Curriculum entrepreneurship courses:

  • Attend the EC Course selection session with faculty and EC students


Work on your new venture:

Excited about your idea and want to pursue it in your EC year:

  • Apply for the Rock Accelerator program — (late August)
  • Apply for the Fall i-lab VIP program


Accelerate your venture:

Choose from more than 30 elective courses in entrepreneurship, including those that allow you to work in class on your venture:

  • Independent Project
  • Field X; provides funding
  • Product Management 101; project
  • Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing; project

Practical Help:

Get pro bono legal support for your startup:


Compete in the New Venture Competition

Many EC teams that have spent the past 3 months working on their ventures do well in this competition. Participating is a great way to meet potential investors or get referrals to customers.

Take EC Courses that allow you to work on your startup for course credit including:

  • Independent Project
  • Field Y; provides funding
  • Product Management 102; provides funding

Get feedback from experienced Entrepreneurs and VCs by meeting 1:1 with:

Want to pursue your idea after HBS:

  • Apply for Rock Center Loan Reduction for founders who have qualified HBS loans.

Staying in Boston after HBS: