Network with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs in your city
HAE’s local chapters offer the alumni to connect with other alumni residing or visiting their metropolitan areas. The chapters organize series of expert lectures, panel discussions and networking events throughout the year. Chapters provide local resources for new as well as established entrepreneurs. Chapters also bring together an ecosystem of partners, business resources and a support structure for the founders. Please reach out to your local chapter if you would like to attend chapter events. Chapters also provide opportunities to volunteer on the committees, organize events, sponsorship and mentoring.
The Boston Chapter organizes several events throughout the year for Harvard alumni, students and friends. The chapter 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.
If your organization would like to support events organized by the Boston chapter, please click 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.
Meet & Greet networking events
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 reception during the commencement week celebrations taking advantage of Harvard alumni who converge into Cambridge the Saturday after Commencement. For the first time this year, HAE Boston is planning a New Graduates reception.
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 seasoned entrepreneurs, business mavens, founders and investors to be part of our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program (EiR). Volunteers give their time to advise and counsel fellow alumni entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics. 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.
Discuss – Seek and provide advice of 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.