HIVE (Harvard GSE Innovation & Ventures in Education) unites students and alumni from across Harvard University around education innovation, providing access to resources, mentors, networks, workshops, and competitions to develop impactful solutions to worldwide education problems.



HIVE connects like-minded, innovation, and entrepreneurial students at Harvard to work together on the toughest issues facing education today


HIVE produces numerous events throughout the year to support Harvard students’ entrepreneurial cravings, visit our Events page for more information


HIVE collaborates with numerous organizations, both within and outside of Harvard in the rich and vibrant Cambridge/Boston technology and start-up scene


HIVE Events

Besides our weekly HIVE nights and our three other annual events, HIVE collaborates with various ed tech companies, other universities, and start-up organizations to produce a variety of events throughout the year.

HIVE Nights

A HIVE night happens every week on Wednesday night. Each night has a theme around an area of education entrepreneurship (tech, new school designs, international education, arts, etc.). It is an open space for people to advance their ideas, form teams, solicit feedback from others, and/or design solutions.

Harvard HackED

Harvard HackED, an education hackathon organized by HIVE (Harvard GSE Innovation & Ventures in Education), is a 3­-day event for student teams to propose, design, and test solutions to educational challenges. Mentors and workshop leaders will guide participants through ideation, prototyping, testing, and pitching.

Education Innovation Pitch Competition

Each year, HIVE hosts the HIVE Pitch Competition which brings together teams of students and alumni from across Harvard University and beyond to present innovative solutions to current problems in education. Past winners of the competition have included Socrative, a mobile student response system, FuelEd, a training program that equips teachers with the social and emotional competencies necessary to establish high-quality relationships in schools, and Room2learn, a platform and design consultancy that tailors school spaces to learning and teaching needs.

Business Plan Review Night

Business Plan Review Night offers students the chance to get one-on-one feedback on any aspect of their business plans from some of the top financial analysts from the overall Harvard community. If you have an idea for a business, draft a business model and come take advantage of this rare opportunity! If you have a more well-thought-out business model, this event holds rich opportunities for you as well. It’s great prep to prepare for our upcoming HIVE Pitch Competition!

Silicon Valley Study Trek

Interested in learning more about innovative schools or innovative ventures in education in Silicon Valley, California? Come join HIVE and students from across Harvard this Spring Break on a trek to visit and interact with different organizations, foundations, and schools pioneering innovations and challenging traditional educational models.

HIVE Event Calendar

March 6, 2018
  • Practice Your Pitch (for 10 selected finalists)

    March 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Launchpad, Gutman Library (3rd floor)

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March 7, 2018
  • Practice Your Pitch (for 10 selected finalists)

    March 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Launchpad, Gutman Library (3rd floor)

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March 20, 2018
  • HIVE Pitch Competition @ iLab

    March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Harvard Innovation Labs, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

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Partner Events Boston

February 27, 2018
  • EIR Celine Coggins

    February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Email HIVE Team Members

Silicon Valley Study Trek
Brenna McNally
Cicy Zhang
Dominik Dresel

Harvard HackED
Brad Matthiesen
Joshua Onyango
Nikita Gupta

HIVE Nights
Gabby Phan
Iva Markecevic
Michael Hurley

Education Innovation Pitch Competition
Daria Levina
Linda Sun
Jessica Huang
Zach Speer

Bob Keeley
Leah Doddell
Liz Cao
Longy Han
Communications and Media Strategy
Eli Center

Amy Ng

Social Media
Yukina Sekine
Peter Nguyen

Features Writers
Anjali Moorthy
Peter Nguyen
Shreyas Vatsa

Website Development
Bobak Shafiei