Every entrepreneur has a unique story about why they decided to start a business. Some people have known for a while that they’ve wanted to work for themselves, some may discover an unmet need while working at their companies, and others may serendipitously encounter a novel idea through their conversations with friends, classmates, mentors and colleagues.

The HBAP startup ideation and networking activity is designed to provide HBAP immersion participants with a novel opportunity to begin the startup ideation journey, by honing in on their knowledge, experiences, and business analytics skills to brainstorm innovative ideas that business analytics tools or applications can help address. It is intended for anyone attending the Sept immersion - including people who just want to learn more about entrepreneurial process to those who have been thinking about a new venture idea for a while. Either way - startup ideas require insightful feedback and multiple perspectives before going to market - and this is a perfect opportunity to test out some early stage ideas and network with some other creative people interested in entrepreneurship and business analytics.

The activity will culminate in having participants submit their promising ideas to the HBAP ideation platform (opens on Sept. 11). After the submission window closes, ideas will be evaluated via HBAP community voting.

UPDATE: We have received 32 outstanding new startup idea submissions from the >100 participants that took part in the September immersion's HBAP ideation journey experience and voting is now open!

VOTE NOW using the following link (please copy/paste into your browser): https://hbs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fLWA7a957p60zX

The top ideas are eligible to individualized coaching/mentoring sessions with leading entrepreneurs, VC's and HBS/HBAP faculty. See the About page for details.

Voting is open through Thursday October 15, 2020 at 11:59PM ET!

Latest Assignment

HBAP Community Voting

October 15, 2020

Read The Full Prompt

Voting is now up and live to all HBAP community members. Vote for the top ideas here!

All HBAP students (current, past & prospective), faculty and staff are eligible to vote!

Voting ends Thursday Oct. 15, 2020 at 11:59PM ET.

Submitted (0)