Need Start-Up Inspiration? Take a Peek at Harvard MBA Product Ideas

Nine promising product ideas that recently received small funding awards from Harvard Business School

These nine teams beat out 79 others to receive an average $5,000 from the Minimum Viable Product Fund, administered by the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. These are awarded to the most promising ideas that follow the lean start-up methodology.

The winning entries were incredibly wide ranging in scope, from a product that helps users plan their deaths to a service that allows wine lovers to order wine and follow it through the production process. Here were the winners.

1. Adiply: An automated self-serve tool that executes online advertising direct deals.

2. AfterSteps: An online end-of-life planning platform with educational resources and tools to create a plan, store it, and transfer it to designated beneficiaries.

3. Children's Stories for American Muslims: A children's entertainment and education brand for the underserved North American Muslim population. The business will start as a subscription service delivering monthly stories and will later expand into toys, books, games, videos, and licensing.

4. MatchLend: A tool to improve loan underwriting accuracy by incorporating data often missed by traditional methods.

5. MyDayz: A web application that allows women to keep track of their health data, focusing on period and fertility monitoring...


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