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Our team excels at convening extraordinary leaders who have the vision to bring transformative technologies to market.

In the past decade, Harvard’s research innovations have formed the basis of more than 120 new startup companies in Massachusetts and around the world. The startups we've launched in just the past 5 years have collectively raised more than $2.5 billion in equity financing.

New companies are taking shape all the time. Take a look at our Emerging Startups.


  • Added value

    Harvard faculty are preeminent scholars and prolific inventors. In OTD, we also understand that some academic innovations need a boost to succeed commercially.

    OTD’s pioneering technology accelerator programs—the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator and the Physical Sciences & Engineering Accelerator—help bridge the development gap, providing focused funding and resources to validate and de-risk promising technologies for successful partnering.

  • Deep connections

    What ultimately makes it all work? Passionate people.

    Our wide network of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs—many of whom are Harvard alumni—give generously of their time and expertise, leading and investing in new startup companies, engaging with labs as Entrepreneurs in Residence or Experts in Residence, serving on our accelerator advisory committees, speaking at OTD events, and making valuable connections throughout Cambridge and Boston.

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Guppy Tank - Connect with early-stage life science entrepreneurs

Guppy Tank

Connect with early-stage life science entrepreneurs

Co-hosted with LabCentral, this series asks a panel of experts to provide in-depth, substantive feedback to emerging Harvard life-science ventures.

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Whether you're interested in joining a new venture, investing in a Harvard startup, or participating in OTD events, we're here to help.