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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites is a podcast featuring inspirational conversations with exceptional entrepreneurs and innovators about the strategies they used, lessons they learned, and what makes them stand out.

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Thriving to 100: Expanding Life's Possibilities

December 2nd, 2022



People are living longer. Almost half of those born today will live to 100. But what does this mean for our future economy? And how does this impact the way we approach our careers and relationships? …

Successful Exits: Maximizing Value

October 26th, 2022



In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Rob Follows. Rob’s passion for helping entrepreneurs and family run …

A Metaverse for your Business?

October 11th, 2022



In this episode our host, Denise Silber is joined by Cecilia Tham, a Harvard Design School alumna, who is an entrepreneur, …

CTO Insights for Founders

September 14th, 2022



In this episode, Nuno Godinho joins our host, Denise Silber, to share his perspective on why CEO’s would benefit from gaining the …

Behavioral Insights: A Must Have for Founders

June 21st, 2022



Behavioral insights have the power to predict, shape, and propel the future of a business or even an entire industry. With them, …

Purposehood: Unleashing Human Potential

June 7th, 2022



Purpose. Why is it crucial not just to entrepreneurs but for humanity? Here to discuss his journey, why purpose is inextricably …

Unicorn Hunting with Rotem Shacham

May 23rd, 2022


In this exciting episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Rotem Shacham, Principal at Viola Ventures, Israel’s leading tech investing group, as …

The Blockchain Technology Driving Innovation

May 11th, 2022


In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Tom Sylvester, General Counsel for Hedera Hashgraph. As an expert in …

How COVID Changed Customer Experience

April 27th, 2022


In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Christophe Caïs, founder and CEO of CXG. Together they explore the sea change sparked by COVID and the new customer experience expectations for retail brands that …

The Power of Digital Identity

April 13th, 2022


As the world becomes more virtual, the digital identity sector continues to grow rapidly. But what is digital identity, and how can it change the way we live our lives? In this episode of the HAE Invites podcast, our …

She's Rewriting the Beauty Playbook

March 29th, 2022


Join our host, Denise Silber, as she interviews Aisha Dozie, an ex-global capital markets executive who is turning the cosmetics industry on its head. Aisha’s company, Bossy Cosmetics, is inventing …

Building a Cult Brand

March 8th, 2022



The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to climate change, and concerns around sustainability and the environment are growing among conscientious consumers. Join our host, Philip …

De-Risking Your Start-Up

February 22nd, 2022

IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Jon Hu and Samantha Dale Strasser, PhD, co-founders of Pepper Bio, a …

The No Code That Raised $100M in Series A

January 24th, 2022

IN THIS EPISODE:  In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Emmanuel Straschnov, HBS MBA and co-founder of, a pioneering …

Eating Our Way to a Healthier Planet

January 11th, 2022



What we eat impacts our health--and the health of our environment. As Co-Founder and CEO of Eat the Change, Co-Founder of PLNT …

Confidence and the Entrepreneur

November 30th, 2021



In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by  Eric McNulty,  a lifelong student of confidence and Associate Director of the …

Women in Fintech: Sustainability, Impact Investing, and Beyond

November 17th, 2021



In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Stefania di Bartolomeo, Founder and CEO of Physis Investment. As a female …

Build, Sell, Go Global

November 3rd, 2021



In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Sridevi Raghavan, an  entrepreneur from India who developed her business …

Building Successful Boards Post-Pandemic

October 19th, 2021



What are boards and why are they a powerful tool for successful businesses? Mark Hamill joins host Philip Guarino to look at best …

Make Strategy your SuperPower with Mark Chussil

October 5th, 2021



In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Mark Chussil, Founder of Advanced Competitive Strategies Inc., and business wargaming expert. They discuss  the worrisome fact that the vast …

Scaling Up: Best Practices for Growth

September 21st, 2021



As a business grows, the opportunities - and challenges - are many. Finances, consistent product delivery, leadership and team-building, and pursuing a strategy while remaining nimble are just a few of …

The Mentoring Mindset with Shirley Liu

September 7th, 2021



In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Shirley Liu, Global Vice-President  at L’Oreal who is passionate about …

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Happiness and Well-Being

June 29th, 2021



Stress, anxiety, and uncertainty have all become part of daily life. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we find ways around these negative obstacles. In this episode, Professor Daniela Pittman, …

How Purpose Unlocks Your Value with Diane Primo

June 22nd, 2021



In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Diane Primo, CEO of Purpose Brands and Co-Founder of the Primo Center, a not for profit. Together, they take a deep dive into the critical …

Smart Cities: Innovation Changing our Landscape

May 18th, 2021



In this episode, Professor David Ricketts joins host Philip Guarino to pull back the curtain on the Smart City movement. Now an …

From Failure to $14B, with Quintin E. Primo III

May 4th, 2021



Tune in to hear the intimate thoughts of an inspiring and articulate entrepreneur, as he examines a life spent building a …

Impact Investing: How to Make a Difference While Making Money

April 21st, 2021


In recent years, our world has become increasingly concerned with the social and environmental effects of the global economy. As a result, the Impact …

Unique Insights on Leadership and Search with Helene Reltgen, Egon Zehnder

March 3rd, 2021


Helen Reltgen is a Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder where she leads the Technology & Communications Practice and founded the Global Digital …

How to Lead and Thrive in Challenging Times

February 17th, 2021


HBS alumna Cveti Yotova has a strong international practice in business development, strategy execution, and change management in many Fortune 500 companies. She has extensive experience having led over 150+ projects in …

How to Turn a Winning Business School Pitch Into a Unicorn, with Dr. Lissy Hu, HBS MBA

February 3rd, 2021


Dr. Lissy Hu is the CEO and Founder of CarePort, where she works with leading health systems, payers, and accountable care organizations to optimize post-acute care outcomes. Dr. Hu brings over 15 years of experience …

On Leadership with CEO, 4 Term US Governor, and People-Lover, John Lynch.

January 20th, 2021


John Lynch’s business career included serving as director of admissions at Harvard Business School, as president of The Lynch Group, a business …

Big Wisdom on Small Business from Amazing Aussie, Bill Lang

December 7th, 2020


From founding a hot dog start-up at Melbourne University,  to graduating from Harvard Business School’s MBA as a Baker Scholar, Bill Lang’s …

Elevated Economics: The Societal Shifts Forcing Business to Change

November 11th, 2020


Richard Steel is an entrepreneur, investor, author and business consultant. He has run private and public companies, served on nonprofit boards and …

Transformation: From Insolvency to a $3 Billion Multinational

November 4th, 2020


Mark E. Watson III is an entrepreneur who has been investing in innovative companies for over three decades.

In 1998, he founded Aquila Capital Partners to back transformational companies. Among his early investments …

Why Data Science Must Inherently Be Interdisciplinary

October 28th, 2020


Xiao-Li Meng, Professor of Statistics, and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Data Science Review. Meng was named the best statistician under the age of 40 by COPSS (Committee of Presidents of Statistical …

Is Chairman of a Fortune 500 Your Goal?

August 24th, 2020


“Chuck” Bunch currently serves on the boards of Conoco Philips, PNC Financial Services Group, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Mondelez …

Archie Norman: The Mega Turnaround Specialist

July 27th, 2020


Chairman of Marks and Spencer since 2017, Archie Norman, a leading British businessman, has led transformations of major companies, with results …

Building the #1 Mobile Data Collection Platform with Empathy

July 20th, 2020


Audrey Philippot is the Managing Director of the Saas Division which she created as an intrapreneur at Dimagi, the social enterprise that develops …

The Business of Gaming and One Entrepreneur's Viral Success

July 20th, 2020


Nate Gray is the CEO of Wingnut Digital, a rewards-based gaming company. He is an innovator, investor, and advisor who, as a child of the “gaming boom,” developed a lifelong fascination with the ways video games tie …

ROI in AI: Achieving Value and Maximizing Return

July 13th, 2020


Tom Davenport is a world-renowned thought leader and author, is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at …

How to Be an Impactful Leader

July 13th, 2020


Martha Crawford is the Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business and Technology (Sacred Heart University) in Fairfield, CT. Welch College provides …

This Italian Startup Became a $2B Powerhouse & Transformed Luxury

July 9th, 2020


Federico Marchetti is the founder of and the CEO of Yoox Net-A-Porter. Wired UK called Federico one of the most influential figures in European tech. 

Over the past two decades, Federico Marchetti has brought …

How to Succeed in Business When You’re a Black Harvard MBA

July 6th, 2020


Born in segregated Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in the South, Henry joined IBM straight out of Harvard Business School, a time when IBM was recruiting …

The Business of Humor with Emmy Winning Comedy Writer & Entrepreneur, Joe Toplyn

June 30th, 2020


As an undergraduate, Joe Toplyn was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Engineering and, later, an …

Building a cinema empire- How Mexico's Cinépolis conquered the world

June 26th, 2020


Alejandro Ramírez Magaña is the CEO of Cinépolis. Former Chairman of the Mexican Business Council, the most influential business organization in …

When a Harvard Alum is the CEO of Moderna Therapeutics, in the Race for the COVID-19 Vaccine

June 24th, 2020


Time to market has never been as critical as with the search for the COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna Therapeutics (MRNA), who in December 2018, led the largest biotech IPO in history, is in that race against the clock, …

The Forever Transaction with Robbie Kellman Baxter

June 19th, 2020


Netflix, The Dollar Shave Club, Amazon Prime—these are just some of the businesses that come to mind when we think about subscriptions. But there's …

When a Harvard Alum Drives Diversity and Inclusion in Angel Investments with Jill Johnson

June 13th, 2020


Jill Johnson is the Co-founder/CEO of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL). Most recently, Jill conceived and launched the Women of …

Building a Business on Kindness and Resilience with Emmanuel Arnaud, CEO of HomeExchange

June 4th, 2020


Emmanuel Arnaud is the CEO of HomeExchange and president of French Tech Boston. HomeExchange is the largest home exchange network in the world, uniting a global network of people to exchange homes without any money …

Harnessing Promise and Mitigating Risk with Artificial Intelligence - with Nicolas Mialhe, Founder of The Future Society

May 27th, 2020


Nicolas Mialhe is the co-founder of The Future Society, a nonprofit think tank which helps advance the global governance of AI in 2014. Nicolas also …

The Driving Force of Innovation, with Denise Silber and Philip Guarino, Hosts of HAE Invites

May 27th, 2020


Denise Silber, a digital health pioneer and opinion leader, is the founder of Basil Strategies consultancy, of Doctors 2.0 & You conferences, and …

Angel Investing 101 with Maurice Gopikian of Harvard Alumni Angels

May 27th, 2020


Maurice Gopikian is the Founder and President of Harvard Angels France, and he is also the owner and President of MG Ventures which specializes in …

When a Value-Based Healthcare Data Startup Works with the NHS with Dr. Nasrin Hafezparast, Co-founder and CTO of Outcomes Based Healthcare

May 27th, 2020


Dr. Nasrin Hafezparast is the co-founder and CTO at Outcomes Based Healthcare in London. OBH is a mission-driven health tech company supporting health system measurement of outcomes. They work to improve the health care …

When Casino Loyalty Marketing Gives Us a Win in Healthcare with Sunny Tara

March 16th, 2020


Sunny Tara is the Chairman and CEO of CareCognitics, a digital health company which is on a mission to improve quality of care through data science. …

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