we help outlier students
build outlier companies.
no bullshit. real results.
apply to prod
FLIP THE SWITCH
COHORT 1.0 TRACTION
from idea to launch in 10 weeks 🚀
40
HARVARD/MIT STUDENTS
$
25
M
SEED FUNDING RAISED
$
240
M
COHORT VALUATION
PROD ETHOS
a new way to support student founders ⚡️️
we’re a student-run nonprofit dedicated to building the next generation of outlier talent.

our year-long program works with the smartest, most committed student builders to create exceptional companies. we take no equity, no strings attached.
PROD EXPERIENCE
a world-class builder community 🔥
🔥
winter hackathon
we sponsor a four-week hackathon in a surprise location to help your team make crazy progress. last year the cohort went to mexico city!
💰
zero-equity grants
we'll help you move as fast as possible while you wait for those university grant applications to come back. 24-hour turnaround.
🤝
dedicated mentorship
we'll match you with a previous student founder who's available to check in and provide support weekly (if you want).
🍔
weekly cohort meals
during the terms, we host informal dinners to keep the cohort connected. for once, campus founder dinners with serious builders!
⚡️
exclusive perks
we've partnered with top SaaS companies to get you discounts and credits on pretty much every tool you'll need to launch your company.
📣
founder workshops
outlier founders need outlier advice. we often invite unicorn founders and leaders to talk. all programming is actually relevant.
PROD EXPERIENCE
a world-class builder community 🔥
🚀
winter hackathon
we sponsor a four-week hackathon in a surprise location to help your team make crazy progress. last year the cohort went to mexico city!
💰
zero-equity grants
we'll help you move as fast as possible while you wait for those university grant applications to come back.
🤝
dedicated mentorship
we'll match you with a previous student founder who's available to check in and provide support weekly (if you want).
🍔
weekly cohort meals
during the terms, we host informal dinners to keep the cohort connected. for once, campus founder dinners with serious builders!
⚡️
exclusive perks
we've partnered with top SaaS companies to get you discounts and credits on pretty much every tool you'll need to launch your company.
🎙
founder workshops
outlier founders need outlier advice. we often invite unicorn founders and leaders to talk. all programming is actually relevant.
PROD EXPERIENCE
with splide
🔥
winter hackathon
we sponsor a four-week hackathon in a surprise location to help your team make crazy progress. last year the cohort went to mexico city!
💰
zero-equity grants
we'll help you move as fast as possible while you wait for those university grant applications to come back. 24-hour turnaround.
🤝
dedicated mentorship
we'll match you with a previous student founder who's available to check in and provide support weekly (if you want).
🍔
weekly cohort meals
during the terms, we host informal dinners to keep the cohort connected. for once, campus founder dinners with serious builders!
📣
founder workshops
outlier founders need outlier advice. we often invite unicorn founders and leaders to talk. all programming is actually relevant.
Prod is hands down the most intense community of Harvard/MIT founders I’ve seen. I’ve never seen so many outlier engineers and operators in one place. It’s a truly unique place to create crazy goals and actually get them done.
Coming from a group of MIT CS majors that was interested in startups but never made the jump, joining Prod unlocked a community of student-founders that I had been looking for. Engaging with other founders in the cohort has helped us tremendously.
Prod was the most pivotal experience in my startup journey. When we were invited, I thought it was just another startup program, I was SOOO wrong. The community is so great that I can only call it my entrepreneurial family.
After joining Prod, my productivity skyrocketed from the support of the other founders, wildly-successful advisors, and access to crazy connections we wouldn’t otherwise have. We just raised our round, and I can confidently say that we would be nowhere near where we are now if it wasn’t for Prod.
Prod has undoubtedly changed the trajectory of my life. Thanks to the resources, support, and framing provided by Prod, I’ve been able to pursue my mission at a whole new level and intensity. Prod gave me the security to take the jump without putting any traditional career paths at risk.
Prod is an exceptional program that helped me realize my true potential. I’m surrounded by some of the brightest and hardest workers I have ever met. The cohort is very connected with students, venture capitalist, influencers, and impactful alumni around the world.
10 weeks ago I knew nothing about startups. I’m now founding a web3 company a full 5 person team with engineers and designers. The single most valuable thing Prod gave me, something incredibly hard to find, is confidence -- Prod made me believe I could be a successful founder.
Anysphere
TEAM
Arvid Lunnemark
CEO | MIT 2022
Sualeh Asif
CTO | MIT 2022
Distributed Spectrum
TEAM
Alex Wulff
Co-Founder | Harvard 2022
Ben Harpe
Co-Founder | Harvard 2022
Isaac Struhl
Co-Founder | Harvard 2022
Empiric Network
TEAM
Jonas Nelle
CTO | Harvard 2022
Oskar Shulz
CEO | Harvard 2023
Tutor
TEAM
Josh Gruenstein
CEO | MIT 2021
Toppings
TEAM
Raymond Qin
CEO | Harvard 2024
Shay Li
Design | Harvard 2024
Colin Zhao
Tech
RemNote
TEAM
Martin Schneider
CEO | MIT 2020
Seed Labs
TEAM
Mohib Jafri
CEO | Harvard 2022
Shriank Kanaparti
CTO | Harvard 2022
Prestij
TEAM
Premila Rowles
CEO | MIT 2020
Marco Fleming
CTO | MIT 2022
Mentor Labs (acq.)
TEAM
Robert Wachen
CEO | Harvard 2024
Amanda Thomsen
CPO | UArk 2024
Cursor
TEAM
Aman Sanger
CTO | MIT 2022
Michael Truell
CEO | MIT 2022
CashEx
TEAM
Kingsley Ezeani
CEO | Harvard MPA 2022
Bunting Labs
TEAM
Brendan Ashworth
CTO | MIT 2022
Michael Egan
CEO | USC 2022
MISSION: 
MENTOR
Step-by-step guides to high school extra-curriculars.
TEAM
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
MISSION: 
MENTOR
Step-by-step guides to high school extra-curriculars.
TEAM
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
MISSION: 
MENTOR
Step-by-step guides to high school extra-curriculars.
TEAM
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
MISSION: 
MENTOR
Step-by-step guides to high school extra-curriculars.
TEAM
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
MISSION: 
MENTOR
Step-by-step guides to high school extra-curriculars.
TEAM
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
MISSION: 
MENTOR
Step-by-step guides to high school extra-curriculars.
TEAM
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
MISSION: 
MENTOR
Step-by-step guides to high school extra-curriculars.
TEAM
SHAN SHAN HUANG
CEO | HARVARD 2022
ARVID LUNNEMARK
CEO | HARVARD 2022
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