Students should only apply to the Bootcamp if they are comfortable with the following requirements:

  1. Participation. Admitted students must commit to attending all Bootcamp sessions and to participating fully. We expect the Bootcamp to be oversubscribed, so accepting admission then failing to attend would deny a peer a learning opportunity.
  2. IP Protection. Since Bootcamp concepts will be at an early stage, we do not expect that many teams will bring proprietary intellectual property to the Bootcamp. Those that do and wish to protect their IP should make suitable arrangements. Students who wish guidance on such issues should consult experts at the Harvard i-lab.
  3. Disclosure. During the Bootcamp, teams will frequently be asked to present work-in-progress to peers, instructors, and mentors—including Boston-area investors and entrepreneurs. We will ask all Bootcamp attendees to respect confidentiality, but teams who are not comfortable disclosing their venture plans to peers and guest instructors should not seek admission.