Connect with a thriving network of angel investors. Attend monthly Pitch Nights and learn best practices in early stage investing. Members gain access to a wide variety of investor education and sector-specific events. All Harvard alumni are invited to join, whether experienced or new to angel investing. No affiliation with Harvard is required to pitch. Visit www.hbsangelsny.com to learn more, including membership requirements and benefits.
Meet a group of HBS alumni interested in entrepreneurship and emerging tech here in New York. Discover programs, resources, and support available to both founders and aspiring entrepreneurs. Attend the Entrepreneurship Conference and explore opportunities to participate in the New Venture Competition and the Startup Partners mentoring program.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for a brainstorming or consulting project, work closely with nonprofit leaders, and apply your business skills to solve well-defined problems. HBS alumni project teams are energized by working together to strengthen the local nonprofit community. Each year over 250 HBS alumni volunteer to assist 30+ nonprofit organizations across varied sectors. www.hbscnycommunitypartners.org
Join a team of HBS alumni volunteers building innovative solutions to the skills gap problem. Work with colleges and employers to create programs that assist individuals who do not have the requisite skill sets and employers who can’t find qualified staff. This program stems from the HBS Competitiveness Initiative.
Get involved with short, pro bono coaching sessions with local small businesses to help them strengthen and grow their businesses. No prior experience with small businesses or special expertise is required – your basic business acumen and general knowledge is sufficient. A network of specific expertise and tools is available if occasionally required. We have coached hundreds of small businesses to date and are seeking more alumni volunteers to support our growing client applicant list. Feedback from both our clients and alumni volunteers has been very positive – please join us!
Experience the value of an Alumni Forum—a group of 8 – 12 HBS alumni who meet monthly, working together to help its members grow personally and professionally by sharing in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and respect. By joining an Alumni Forum, you make an investment not just in your business future, but in improving all areas of your life.
Our events address a wide range of topics that attract our alumni, Club members, and the Greater New York community–from Google technology to Citibank strategy to ABT performances. Speakers include HBS professors, business leaders, and sector experts. We encourage alumni to volunteer, get involved, and suggest events–either business-related or social.
For more than 50 years, HBS alumni have gathered annually to honor prominent business and community leaders. Funds raised from the dinner help the Club to fulfill the School’s mission to Educate Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World. Dinner proceeds support the Club’s operations and pro bono programs, as well as scholarships and stipends for MBA students and Executive Education scholarships for nonprofit leaders. Check out current and past years’ photos here!
For more information, contact our Executive Director, Bette Lawler (email@example.com).
The HBS Club of NY believes that our alumni are well positioned to help address the problems of systemic racism and structural inequality. We have been trained to be leaders who make a difference in the world and are committed to making a sustainable impact on race and equity issues.
Join our newly appointed Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and alumni volunteers to support race and equity programming, sponsorship and training initiatives.
If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please complete this interest form.
For the June 2020 statement from HBS Club of New York, click here.
For links to past Racial Equity program recordings, click here.
There are so many ways to get involved in the HBS Club of New York. We welcome all alumni to step forward and volunteer. No matter where your interests lie, whether booking high profile speakers, helping to manage our entrepreneurship activities or pro bono consulting programs, or taking on a Club leadership position, there’s something here for everyone. Time commitments range from 5 to 20 hours per month, based on the volunteer position.
For open positions and more information on volunteer opportunities, contact our Executive Director, Bette Lawler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For alumni who are interested in engaging more actively with their peers, the HBS Club of New York offers opportunities to participate in special interest groups.
Join a group of senior alumni that has monthly Brown Bag Lunch meetings, bi-monthly Book Club meetings, and organizes a series of daytime events that are open to all HBS alumni. Events have included Met Opera rehearsals and discussions at the NY Stock Exchange, and are generally offered during the day. Click here to explore Club event offerings.
The HBS Club of New York strives to both recognize and encourage competition among individuals, our community, and local nonprofits. We invite you to get involved in the support and camaraderie that these friendly awards and competitions represent.
The Club is proud to contribute funding to support HBS and its education programs. Funds are provided for MBA scholarships and MBA summer fellow stipends, both of which are administered by HBS. The Club also awards scholarships to local nonprofit leaders to attend HBS Executive Education programs.
For Executive Education scholarship information, visit www.hbscnycommunitypartners.org/scholarships.
The annual New Venture Competition (NVC) is open to HBS alumni with early stage ventures, whether for-profit or not-for-profit. Apply to enter and receive access to invaluable feedback, exposure and experience while showcasing your company to potential investors and advisors. New York and Northeastern Regional winners move on to the Global Semi-Finals Round at HBS.
The semi-annual Community Partners Leadership Award (CPLA) honors Community Partners nonprofit clients. Awards are granted based on a review of mission-driven impact and use of best practices.
For CPLA information, contact Vicky Soler (email@example.com).
Every year, the Club recognizes one or two volunteers whose commitment and contribution to the Club’s activities exemplifies our mission to engage alumni, impact community, and foster leadership and lifelong learning.