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.

Apply Now: HIVE Pitch Competition – New deadline: November 1st!

The HIVE Pitch Competition is an way for graduate students from all Harvard schools to come together and pitch ideas posing innovative solutions to issues in education. Find more information about the 2016 Pitch Competition here.

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Apply Now: HIVE Education Hackathon – October 28-30

HiveHack2016 is an action-packed 3­-day event that brings together all students with a budding idea for improving the world we live in through education! We are here to help you connect with like-minded peers, and our panel of experienced and skilled mentors, in a friendly and stimulating environment so that you can make your ideas come to life. Find more information here.

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2016-17 HIVE Nights Schedule 

HIVE Nights alternate between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Time: 6-8pm / Location: Gutman Library, LaunchPad (unless otherwise specified)



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

October 28, 2016
  • HiveHack for Education 2016

    October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

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October 29, 2016
  • HiveHack for Education 2016

    October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Harvard Innovation Labs, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

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October 30, 2016
  • HiveHack for Education 2016

    October 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Harvard Innovation Labs, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

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November 10, 2016
  • HIVE Pitch Competition

    November 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

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Partner Events Boston

November 2, 2016
  • Education club Mixer - MIT and Harvard

    November 2, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    On November 2nd at 08:30pm we hope to see you at Charles’s kitchen (10 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138) for a mixer with Education clubs from universities in Cambridge / Boston. Meet us for good conversations about Education and to meet people interested in the sector. See the facebook page --

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Email HIVE Team Members

Ashley Lee
Sarah Cherry Rice

Silicon Valley Study Trek
Alex Tavares
Leticia Queiroz
Somoh Supharukchinda

Harvard HackED
Brad Matthiesen
Douglas Chan
Nadine Zerrini
Yoek Ling Yong

HIVE Nights
Karishma Galani
Averill Corkin

Education Innovation Pitch Competition
Phil Michaels
Samantha Kearney
Susan Johnson McCabe
Tooba Akhtar

Collaboration & Outreach
Akanksha Bajaj
Reza Rezvani

Grace Jiang
Bob Keeley

Community Engagement & Special Events
Ryan Lee
Zihan Li

Alumni Relations
Lindsay Pinkus

Sam Sharma

Megan Cosgrove

Communications and Media Chair

Bennett Nestok

Social Media
Ajay Bangale
Lerato Motshwarakgole

Features Writer
Jayati Doshi
Tisha Verma

Florence Pi

Joey (Niantao) Jiao

General Email to HIVE