Tickets for the 2017 Igniting Innovation Summit are now on sale.

View our 2017 agenda (schedule + panel topics) here.


The Igniting Innovation Summit on Social
Entrepreneurship
 is the largest undergraduate-
run conference on social innovation in the u.s.—
a synergy of leading innovators, educators,
and entrepreneurs.

Scroll down to learn more about
the 2017 Igniting Innovation Summit experience

Hear from 4 Keynotes

about everything from technology to intersectional feminism

Matthew Glotzbach

MATTHEW GLOTZBACH
ceo, QUIZLET; Previous vice president, YOUTube

Tyler Gage

tyler gage
co-founder & CEO, runa

SHama Amalean
COO, THINX

Alaa Murabit.jpg

Alaa murabit
UN Sustainable development goals global advocate

 

CHOOSE FROM 8 PANELS

Morning

INspiration for education
finance: our two cents
sustainable food for thought
Urban mobility in smart cities
 

Afternoon

entertainment: innovative storytelling
civic engagement: we pledge allegiance
human empowerment: We're "only" human
technology: creation in a tech nation

Experience an Innovation Showcase

Engage with different innovators and their projects
in a way that transcends panels and speeches,
through a series of interactive presentations.

Meet local start-ups and entrepreneurs. Diverse socially conscious & socially innovative start-ups will be represented at the Innovation Showcase! 

Meet local start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Diverse socially conscious & socially innovative start-ups will be represented at the Innovation Showcase! 

Join us in honoring young social entrepreneurs

The Igniting Innovation Summit is proud to host
two pitch competitions, connecting young entrepreneurs
with resources and mentorship.

The Village to Raise a Child Program Meet five high school-age social entrepreneurs from around the world who have been invited to come present their ideas at the Summit, where they will acquire the mentorship needed to execute their projects. Learn more about VTRAC →

The Village to Raise a Child Program

Meet five high school-age social entrepreneurs from around the world who have been invited to come present their ideas at the Summit, where they will acquire the mentorship needed to execute their projects.

Learn more about VTRAC →

Resolution Social Venture Challenge

Resolution social venture challenge

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a multi-step competition designed to inspire undergraduate students to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects that address pressing social issues around the world. 

SVC winners are provided lifelong Resolution Fellowships that include seed-funding, mentorship, resources, and access to a global community of like-minded peers.

Learn more about The Resolution Project →


Village to raise a child

We are excited to announce the international launch of our third annual Village to Raise a Child program. We will be inviting five youth entrepreneurs — "Global Trailblazers" —from around the world to come to Harvard University.

Learn more about this year’s program →
Meet the 2016 participants →
Meet the past winners →


Agenda

Learn about our keynotes, panels, workshops, and special programming for the 2016 Summit and previous Summits.

View the 2017 Summit Program →

View our 2017 Speaker Line-Up →