Welcome to our education innovation community! Whether you are just at the beginning stages of exploring joining a team or pursuing an idea - or you are looking for resources to help you scale, we hope you meet people, attend events and find resources.

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Introducing Startuptree

Startuptree is a platform for social innovation organizations across Harvard and MIT to help centralize information and find relevant people and resources across both institutions.  Only students and alumni with a or email address can join.


If you're an alum who doesn't remember your affiliated email address, please email us for assistance.


Upcoming Operation Impact events

  • Pilot Fund Round Application - Round 3
    Fri, Feb 21
    Harvard University
    Feb 21, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Apply for up to $1K funding for your education innovation idea. Get started by viewing more on our funding opportunities.

Our sponsors:

SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies has generously sponsored our SMART Fellows and SMART Entrepreneur In Residence for three years. They will be sharing their software and hardware with our innovation community to help teams with their productivity and will connecting the Operation Impact community to the global K12 community through the Conrad Challenge’s “Transforming Education Through Technology” track - a global pitch competition for 13-18 year olds with solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. has partnered with us to provide each of our funded innovation teams with a free Premium Plan for one year. By using Wix’s innovative web design and development platform, students can build their own professional websites (just like this one) and share their ideas with the world. Students can also use Wix to develop their own advanced web applications with serverless computing and hassle-free coding.

AWS Educate 

AWS Educate has partnered with us to provide each team with $500 AWS promotional credits per funding round. These credits can be used to build the data and technology behind students’ innovations by optimizing AWS’s cloud-based systems. Teams can also leverage many of AWS’s online resources to help them learn new skills to build and scale their ideas. 

RallyCry Ventures

RallyCry Ventures invests in ideas, not in products or traction. They invest in your vision, and help you build it with the help of their architects who take you through their Rally to MVP process.

RallyCry has sponsored our Launch Pad prize and is collaborating with us to design processes and support for teams to gain optimal traction. 

AWS EdStart

AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud. The program is designed to enable EdTech startups to move faster with specially tailored benefits.

AWS EdStart has partnered with us to give our first and second place Launch Pad Prize awardees Amazon Web Services Promotional Credits and time with their talented team.