Some common questions about the Martin Trust Center are answered below. If you still have questions after reading through, please do not hesitate to email us or call us at +1-617-253-8653.
Where is the Martin Trust Center located?
The Martin Trust Center is located in Room E40-160 of the Muckley Building, One Amherst Street (MIT Building E40), in Cambridge, MA, 02142. View it on the map here: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=E40
How do I get to the Martin Trust Center?
via Public Transportation — MBTA (“The T”)
Subway — By train, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. Once above ground (you will be on Main Street), head for the nearby Bank of America on the corner of Wadsworth Street. Walk half a block down Wadsworth Street toward the Charles River, then turn right onto Amherst Street. Building E40 is located at the corner of Wadsworth and Amherst, and the Trust Center is on the first floor, room E40-160.
Bus — The CT2 (Cross Town) stops at the Kendall Square T Station, as well as on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar St., near the main MIT entrance. The #1 or Dudley/Harvard Station bus stops at the main MIT entrance on Massachusetts Avenue and provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square.
From Logan Airport
by taxi — Taxi fare from the airport is about $20-$25. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes.
by subway — From any terminal at Logan take the Silver Line SL1 train to South Station and transfer to the Red Line train heading north to Alewife. Depart the train at the Kendall/MIT Station. The average time of trip is approximately 45 minutes.
Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour.
by car — Leaving the airport follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Entering the tunnel keep in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, keeping in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the Back Bay/Cambridge signs (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Keep in the right lane and follow the Storrow Drive West signs. After passing under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take Exit 2A-N. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge. MIT's main entrance, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights. Take a right onto Vassar Street. Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
From the North (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the South (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)
Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. Take a left onto Vassar Street (before the main entrance to MIT). Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
From Route I-93
From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT — the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic facilities are on the left. After you cross the bridge, continue on Massachusetts Avenue. The main entrance to MIT will be on your right. Take a right onto Vassar Street. Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
Is parking available?
Metered street parking is available on the block surrounding the Martin Trust Center. Free parking is available on Memorial Drive; a parking garage is located on Ames St. approximately three blocks from the Martin Trust Center. Do not park in MIT lots without authorization or proper documents (i.e., permits, passes, etc.).
When is the Martin Trust Center open?
The Martin Trust Center is officially open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; students are welcome to use the center after hours, upon receiving authorization to do so. The center is closed on MIT-observed holidays.
Do I need to set an appointment to meet with a Martin Trust Center representative?
Although it is not necessary to have an appointment when visiting the Martin Trust Center, it is recommended that you do so to ensure you receive the attention and information you seek.
What schools do you support?
The Martin Trust Center supports all five schools at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: the School of Architecture and Planning; the School of Engineering; the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; the MIT Sloan School of Management; and the School of Science.
Is the Martin Trust Center affiliated with other departments?
The Martin Trust Center is not affiliated with one specific department at MIT, but is a significant component in the entrepreneurial ecosystem established on campus. The following departments comprise the ecosystem: the Legatum Center, Deshpande Center, Lemelson-MIT program, Venture Mentoring Service, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), and other MIT and student-run programs.
Do faculty from other departments teach entrepreneurship classes?
Yes. Some teach from the School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management.
How many entrepreneurship courses do you have?
For Fall 2010 we are offering 18 courses, as well as the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) Course and the Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab) Course.
How many students take entrepreneurship courses at MIT?
In 1996, 288 students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses. By the end of the 2001-02 academic year, 1362 graduate and undergraduate students from management, engineering, science, and other departments were enrolled in entrepreneurship courses.
What are the E-Lab and G-Lab courses?
Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) is a semester-long course in which students work one day a week in a startup company.
The Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab) is the flagship international internship course offered at the MIT Sloan School of Management. G-Lab is a mix of classroom learning matched with a global internship in an emerging market. Teams of MBA students work with host companies around the world in essentially a four-month, unpaid mini-consulting project. Host companies set the project focus, and our teams work on the problems that need to be fixed.
What does the Martin Trust Center offer students?
The Martin Trust Center's activities for students fall under four main categories -- Education, Nurturing, Networking, and Celebration:
- We educate in the form of courses, seminars, and programs;
- We offer networking opportunities with top students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists at our events;
- We nurture entrepreneurship through the support of student-run organizations and offer part-time mentoring services through the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program;
- We celebrate entrepreneurial success through competitions and recognize those who have supported entrepreneurship on campus.
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