If your organization would like to support events organized by the Boston chapter, please click here.
Chapter Leadership & Activities
Phuc Truong, AB'98. Co-founder & CTO, UpDown.com
Patrick Salisbury, AB'06. Head of Operations & Finance, Wellframe Inc
The Boston Chapter organizes several events throughout the year for Harvard alumni and Harvard affiliates. The chapter also jointly hosts many events with partner organizations. Please sign up for the membership and the mailing list here to be informed of chapter activities. Upcoming chapter events are listed here.
workshops & panel discussions
Boston chapter organizes workshops to support venture creation. Experienced entrepreneurs or service providers are invited to share insights with attendees. The structure and content of these varies - from the number of panelists to size of audience. Some of these are restricted to Harvard alumni. Some of the past workshops included:
- Venture and grant financing
- Recruitment and growth
- Intellectual Property development and protection
- Lessons learned from success and failure stories
Multiple networking events are organized throughout the year. These are some of the most well attended events of the chapter. Popular venues have been Harvard museums, Harvard clubs and local area restaurants.
- Holiday Party
- Meet & Greet networking events
HAE members have come together to discuss books of interest to entrepreneurs. HAE book club participants enjoy the close group setting of these clubs and have collaborated with book clubs of other ivy alumni institutions.
HAA global Networking night
HAE Boston participates in HAA GNN event in Boston along with other HAA SIGs and Clubs. This, once a year, event brings together Harvard alumni for networking over light refreshments. The event is held simultaneously across the globe.
Boston chapter organizes a mixer during the commencement week celebrations taking advantage of Harvard alumni who converge into Cambridge during a week in June.
The chapter committees are responsible for various activities of the chapter. Chapters have flexibility around the structure and membership of the committees. Committee members can be elected by members or nominated by the co-chairs. Committees include:
- Finance Committee: Oversee the finances of the chapter, including chapter activity planning and reaching out to potential chapter supporters
- Events Committee: Responsible for planning and execution of events. Also collaborate with other organizations for joint events
- Membership Committee: Develop chapter membership and manage member communication
Boston chapter is looking for volunteers to serve on these committees. Please email us if you'd like more information.
Volunteer – Volunteer to help organizing events. Participate as a committee member or general member.
Host Events – If you personally or your organization would like to host event, please let us know about event idea and we will make it happen. Events could range from informal Meet-ups at restaurants, bars or Harvard University properties to formal seminars or networking events at corporate offices.
Support Events – Many corporate organizations prefer to host individual or a series of chapter events to build visibility among regional alumni. You can develop and support a new event idea or a program or you can support one or more ongoing events and programs. You can also sign up for HAE sponsorship. Please click here for more details.
Mentor – We are looking for experienced entrepreneurs to mentor other alumni. Please check out the details and sign up form here.
Partner – Members can organize joint events with HAE and their employers or another organization they are associated with.
Recruit – HAE provides a great platform to find co-founders and employees for your startup.
Advise – Seek and provide advice to members through discussion forums.
Gain clients – If you are in the business of providing services to startups, HAE provides an ideal forum to reach out to potential customers. Please check out the conflict of interest policy that lays out guidelines about this.