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We like to stage periodic get-togethers for our existing and prospective investors, Ambassadors, portfolio companies, and other alumni supporters. This is a chance for our community to get updates about our funds, hear from alumni guest speakers, and socialize with other alums. Whenever an event is planned, we alert supporters via email and newsletter, as well as posting them on our website.

You can review details of past events through our archives below.

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Yard Ventures "Coast to Coast" Trip including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Boston Areas. RSVP Here.


Author Series with Clayton M. Christensen at the Harvard Club of Boston

Clayton M. Christensen spoke at the Harvard Club of Boston on October 17 on his new book, Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice. Michael Madden attended the event (along with Green D Ventures) where the author discussed the jobs theory and how it offers new hope for growth to companies frustrated by their hit-or-miss efforts.

Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab Opening Ceremony

On November 3, Harvard celebrated the opening of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab. It is a marker of Harvard’s commitment to both the Life Sciences and to the Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem. The mission of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is to provide Harvard students, faculty, post docs, and alumni interested in biotech, pharma, and other life sciences-related fields with a fully equipped wet lab environment and resources they need to take their ventures to the next stage of development. Made possible by Judy (MBA 1983) and Stephen (MBA 1982) Pagliuca, the Life Lab’s curated community will foster connections among industry, investor, government, and academic stakeholders. The Life Lab is already home to 17 companies across eight Harvard schools. Erin McCafferty attended the event seeing the incredible work areas and labs that President Drew Faust spoke of so highly, saying, “Life in short will be better because of this space.”