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Harvard iLab President’s Challenge 2014 Kickoff

October 16, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us to help kick off the 2014 President’s Challenge! Professor Harry Lewis of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be explaining the promise of social entrepreneurship. Join students from across the University to gain inspiration and learn how you can help address issues that are of global and social importance.

The President’s Challenge is an initiative to help Harvard students develop entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most important social problems. Sponsored by President Drew Faust, the challen

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


October 16, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Harvard Innovation Lab
125 Western Avenue
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