The Harvard Innovation Lab will be hosting three of Harvard Law School’s alumni as experts in residence over the coming weeks. The i-Lab hosts programming and offers workspace for students across the University interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to support their ventures. These alumni will each be available to meet with students on a Friday in the next month, with the goal of counseling on their career, venture, or business planning issues.
The HLS EIRs visiting in October and November are:
- Neil Flanzraich (10/23): Mr. Flanzraich is the Chairman and CEO of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a biotech company developing novel therapies for cancer. He is a member of the boards of directors of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG:NYSE), a chain of casual fast food restaurants, and Equity One, Inc. (EQY:NYSE), a REIT specializing in shopping centers.
- Sridhar Prasad (11/6): Sridhar is a manager in Bridgespan’s Boston office, where he works with nonprofits in a number of sectors (global development, education, mental health, and early childhood development). Sridhar previously worked as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group on a range of practice areas, including health care, education, and technology, media, and telecom. Before BCG, he served as a program analyst for the FCC’s National Broadband Task Force. He also has worked for the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative in India, as well as for the Sewalanka Foundation, a Sri Lankan nonprofit focused on issues of economic empowerment & community mobilization.
- Debra Martin-Chase (11/13): Debra Martin Chase is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning television and motion picture producer whose company, Martin Chase Productions, is a Walt Disney Company affiliate. Much of her work has focused upon women, tweens, dance and music. Her filmography includes three beloved franchises: THE PRINCESS DIARIES, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS and THE CHEETAH GIRLS. Her other motion picture producing credits include SPARKLE, a dramatic musical starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston; JUST WRIGHT starring Queen Latifah, which won the 2011 NAACP Image Award for Best Screenplay; and COURAGE UNDER FIRE starring Denzel Washington. Her television credits include the Emmy winning RODGERS & HAMMERSTEINS CINDERELLA and the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary HANK AARON: CHASING THE DREAM.
Each of these extremely accomplished people is eager and willing to share knowledge and experiences; Harvard students should take advantage of the opportunity to sign up!