Operation Impact is proud to offer a range of funding opportunities to encourage students to take action on their ideas to improve education. From ideation to scaling, we have multiple entry points throughout the year to help students put rubber to road and figure out how to gain scalable traction on important problems. 

2019-2020 funding opportunities

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Pilot Funding

Pilot Funds are for early stage ideas in education innovation. Teams can apply for one round - or all four rounds of funding. They can apply for the same idea each round, or they can pivot each round to try out a new idea.

Take-off teams

Teams who are working hard and are gaining momentum will be identified by the end of the fall term to join our Take-off Teams Cohort. Take-off teams will have access to more resources, support, and connections to help them get further faster. 

HIVE Pitch Competition

Operation Impact is proud to provide the funding to support the Harvard Graduate School of Education Innovations and Ventures in Education (HIVE) annual pitch competition. This student-organized event is open to all students from Harvard and MIT. 

Launch Pad Prize

This prize will be awarded to a five teams who show they are ready to launch out of Harvard.