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.

Join the 2016-2017 HIVE Leadership Board!

Interested in educational innovation and entrepreneurship? Got ideas for connecting and supporting education innovators at HGSE and beyond? Apply to be a part of 2016-2017 HIVE Leadership Board! The HIVE Board not only manages the organization’s fantastic portfolio of activities (such as The Pitch Competition, Education Hackathon, and Silicon Valley Study Trek) but also serves as a platform for new ideas. Application is open to all Harvard students. All levels of experience are welcome.

Position Descriptions and Application:

The Team @ HIVE



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


HIVE produces numerous events throughout the year to support HGSE 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 an Education Innovation Pitch Competition (“EIPC”), which brings together teams of students and alumni from across Harvard University and beyond to present innovative solutions to current problems in education. The EIPC serves as the keystone in an arc of annual HIVE programming intended to generate new ideas and new ventures with the potential to dramatically accelerate student learning.

Business Plan Review Night

New for 2015, HIVE will be hosting Dr. Jonathan Paul, Assistant Vice President of Finance at Harvard University. Dr. Paul will be bringing a few of his associates, some of the nation’s brightest minds in the world of business and finance, to provide feedback on business plans from HGSE students.

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

Nothing from August 30, 2016 to September 29, 2016.

Partner Events Boston

September 13, 2016
  • Innovation@Harvard

    September 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

    The second annual Innovation@Harvard event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded peers from across the University and discover all that the Harvard Innovation Labs has to offer. The event presents a chance for those interested in innovation to network with the Harvard Innovation Labs’ Venture Incubation Program teams, many of whom are actively looking to add team members. Come and discover all the potential people, resources, and programming that you can benefit from at the i-lab, including student groups, research programs,business plan competitions, Harvard courses, and VIP-only opportunities.
    Light food and drinks will be provided.

    *This event is for Harvard students, faculty, staff and alumni only. Please bring a Harvard ID.

    See more details


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Email HIVE Team Members

Ashley Lee
Christine Ortiz

Silicon Valley Study Trek
Madelaine Eulich
Tania Shevchenko

Harvard HackED
Avina Hong
Matthew Joe

HIVE Nights
Jane Lee
Karen Choi
Education Innovation Pitch Competition
Annie Cervin
Yefei Jin

Collaboration & Outreach

Egle Vinauskaite

Megan Cosgrove

Jim Heal
Kristy Stark
Community Engagement & Special Events
Mike Lipset
Khristian Joy Millan
Sari Wilson
Alumni Relations
Ryan Korn

Annie Knickman
James Ewer

Communications and Media Chair

Claire Henderson
Alexander Martin

Social Media
Dan Eder
Features Writer
Steve Ramirez
Tony Landek

General Email to HIVE