About Me

I am a serial entrepreneur and and design instructor at Harvard GSD + SEAS.


Michael Raspuzzi

I am a serial entrepreneur and innovation instructor.


Michael Raspuzzi is the Boston City Director for The Knowledge Society—providing Olympic-level training in exponential technologies for future CEOs and innovators. As CEO + Co-Founder of Culinary AI Labs, he helps build algorithms to personalize nutrition support; and as Design Instructor for both the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Harvard University John. A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, he focuses on applied learning and curriculum development at the intersection of design, engineering, and entrepreneurship. Raspuzzi received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and an inaugural Master in Design Engineering from Harvard University—where his project EMMA: Maternal Healthcare Coach, earned him the MDE 2018 Thesis Prize. With playful interdisciplinarity, Raspuzzi ultimately enjoys building collaborative organizations, initiatives, and communities to solve complex problems across the global education, healthcare, and food system. Raspuzzi is the Vice-Curator of the Boston Hub of the Global Shapers Community, and he serves on the board of directors for Life Changing Labs supporting the Cornell startup community.



Selected Accolades

  • Most Innovative Startup from Y Combinator Startup School 2018 for Culinairy Labs

  • Harvard Innovation Lab Venture Incubation Program 2018 for Culinairy Labs

  • World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper in Boston

  • Harvard Master in Design Thesis Prize 2018 for Emma: A Maternal Health Coach

  • Innovation Fellow for Harvard Initiative for Teaching and Learning

  • Harvard Sustainability Living Lab Innovation Grant for What’s the Catch

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design Heffernan International Travel Grant for SAM I AM

  • Cornell Leadership Award and Class Marshal for Class of 2016 Bachelor of Architecture



Selected Speaking Engagements

  • ASEE Annual Conference 2018: Design in Engineering

  • Harvard Food Design Conference 2018

  • Harvard University Innovation in Sustainability Summit 2018

  • Startup Branding Workshop (DC, HI, MA, NY, HI) 2016-2018

  • Cornell Innovation Summit 2016