Harvard Innovation Labs introduces Spring Venture cohort

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard Innovation Labs recently welcomed 350 student-led teams into its Spring Venture Program. Participating students come together from across Harvard schools to develop ideas and businesses in dozens of industries, including arts, broadcasting, education, food and beverage, healthcare, and water transportation.Every team in the Spring Venture Program will have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in prize money as part of the Ingenuity Track of the President’s Innovation Challenge (PIC), an annual event designed to bring together the Harvard community to work on inventive solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Of the more than 350 teams, the Harvard Innovation Labs selected 100 as Semi-Finalists for the PIC. These teams will have the opportunity to compete for $300,000 across three tracks: social or cultural impact; health or life sciences; and open, for ideas that transcend categories. The Bertarelli Foundation is generously funding all of the 2020 President’s Innovation Challenge prizes.On May 13, these teams will gather to celebrate their accomplishments at the President’s Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. Registration for the event is now open, and the Harvard Innovation Labs welcomes innovators and entrepreneurs from across the Greater Boston community to attend.Read more about the 350 teams in the Spring Venture Program here.last_img read more


Klopp says Liverpool were ‘lucky’ as West Ham blow chance to end unbeaten run

first_imgJurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool got lucky after they were handed victory on a plate by West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski. Loading… West ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski is gutted as he lets the ball through his legs for a Mo Salah equaliser that sparked Liverpool to victory at Anfield Read Also: Liverpool equal Premier League record with victory over West Ham “But there is still a job to do and we have to keep winning. It’s not about shining in every game but as long as the boys are ready to work hard I’m not concerned.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The runaway leaders were 2-1 down and in danger of suffering their first Premier League defeat in 13 months until Fabianski allowed Mo Salah’s tame effort to trickle through his hands. Liverpool have now matched Manchester City’s Premier League record of 18 straight wins and Klopp admitted: “I never thought that would be broken or equalled but we’ve done it and I can’t believe it’s happened.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know10 Most Praised Historical Movieslast_img read more


Launchfest brings new music to ’SC

first_imgThree different bands performed at noon at Tommy Trojan from Tuesday through Thursday as part of a concert series dubbed Launchfest. The event culminates in a larger mystery concert  Friday.All artists performed Christian music, as the shows were put together by the United House of Prayer, an underground Christian student organization on campus known for its worship gatherings.Dignit · The F M L Y B N D performed their version of worship music in front of Tommy Trojan on Thursday as part of the Launchfest concert series, which aims to bring Christian music to colleges. – Christine Yoo | Daily TrojanOrganizers said the purpose of Launchfest is to bring Christianity — and more generally, a love of God — to others through music.Jackie Son, a junior majoring in communication and a member of UHOP, led the event. She explained that several different student organizations came together to launch the event.“We just had the idea that music brings people together because music is such a huge part of everybody’s life,” Son said. “We just want to impact the USC community in a good, powerful way with music.”The team of six young adults, who are unaffiliated with USC, aims to bring different Christian artists to various campuses, with UCLA next on the list.Nick Brennt, a member of the Launchfest team, explained the religious background of the event is a crucial facet.“The biggest thing we’re trying to communicate with the music festival … is that when kids would think of God, whether they believe in God or not, is that ‘God loves me, He’s not angry … He’s actually full of love and enjoys having fun and wants everyone to be happy,” Brennt said.The bands who played at Launchfest were mostly found through friends of friends, according to organizers. The bands’ names were not released until the time of the performance in order to build anticipation.Though the featured bands had similar missions, they all had different sounds: Tuesday’s Charles Jones showed off his soulful, gospel voice, Wednesday’s J. Thoven provided a more laid back, indie-folk vibe and Thursday’s The F M L Y B N D introduced a newer, more electronic sound.“We’re all Christian dudes playing to non-Christian people, and trying to win them to Christ just through being human … and I think [college students] are the market that we have to be reaching out to,” said Jake Pappas, a band member of J. Thoven.Though the Christian mission behind the event was not heavily publicized, the shows garnered wide support on campus. The feedback was mostly positive. More than 1,000 people RSVPed on the Facebook event and the crowd size at Tommy Trojan reached 400 people in midday heat for the individual artists.“This definitely breaks down the barrier of what people think of when they think about Christian music; you [usually] think of something kind of cheesy, but this is very relevant,” said Megan Mullis, a senior majoring in business administration. Launchfest’s last and largest concert will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. on McCarthy Quad and will feature a performance from a mystery guest. Short clips of previous performances can be found on YouTube.UHOP intends to set more frequent, smaller showcases similar to Launchfest to continue spreading its message.last_img read more