[LPCE] $15,000 Launch Fund Competition for Social Impact Ventures

March 28, 2022

Due to popular demand, the LPCE Launch Fund is back! Our inaugural competition awarded $10,000 prize money to 3 winners selected from 44 ventures. This year, we are excited to increase the awards and give 3 x $15,000 prizes! Will your solution to solve society’s most pressing problems be our next winner?!


If you are a current Harvard student in the early stages of your social innovation venture, we highly encourage you to apply for this incredible opportunity! 


Eligibility Requirements:


1. Must be a current registered degree-seeking Harvard student (i.e. cannot be on a leave of absence)


2. Must be an early stage venture that has raised less than $10,000 in funds to date


3. Venture must solve a pressing societal issue (e.g. Inequality, health and wellness, etc)


Our LPCE Launch Fund judges have years of experience cultivating, launching, and stewarding social impact ventures. Their advice and mentorship will prove invaluable to our Launch competitors. The application will open on Friday, 03/04/2022 at 9 AM ET. The deadline to apply is Monday, 04/04/2022 at 12 PM ET. No late submissions will be accepted. 


We will select 3 prize winners, and each will receive $15,000 in funding. The winners will be announced during our Festival of Ideas, scheduled on Wednesday, 04/27/2022, 6-6:20 PM ET,

Place TBA.


Please know the LPCE prize money is taxable. Harvard shall not be responsible for any applicable taxes or for increasing the prize money to cover any applicable tax required to be withheld.


We look forward to receiving your application!


Website: https://www.lpce.college.harvard.edu/about-3-1