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Throughout your Founder Path, get feedback on your idea, testing plan, business model, and more from experienced entrepreneurs and VCs by meeting 1:1 with Rock Executive Fellows, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs), Venture Capital Partners (VCPs), and Lawyers-in-Residence (LIRs).


Learn about HBS resources to support your journey:

Plug into the entrepreneurship community:

  • Join an HBS club (E-Ship/Tech) during Club Fair

Is becoming a founder right for me?

  • 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—participate in Startup Bootcamp

Take the Startup Toolkit Short Intensive Program (SIP).

Learn how to research business models, market sizes, and competitors by meeting with a Research Consultant at Baker Library—anytime.


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

Build Entrepreneurship and Tech Skills:

Want to work on your idea over the summer? Apply to one or both of the following:


Work on your new venture:

  • Rock Summer Fellowship program is a rigorous and practical program where you apply the skills you are learning to your own startup.

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


Accelerate your venture:

  • Apply for the Blavatnik Fellowship for commercializing technology out of Harvard research center and hospitals.

Choose from 30+ EC Courses in Entrepreneurship, including those that allow you to work in class on your venture:

  • Independent Project
  • Field X (provides funding)
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing (project)
  • Startup Operations (provides funding)

Get pro bono legal support for your startup:


Startup Toolkit Short Intensive Program (SIP)

Attend an Immersion Field Course to Israel, London, or Silicon Valley.


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

Take more great EC Courses (i.e. Entrepreneurial Sales)

Want to pursue your idea after HBS:

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