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Entrepreneurship: Why we need to keep calm and trust the process

February 22, 2017

Martin Trust Center Managing Director Bill Aulet explains the fundamental idea of entrepreneurship as, "You need to keep calm and trust the process." While ideas are necessary, they are overrated. "It's much more important to figure out who the custo...

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Robots are moving in to our homes, but there’s no killer app

December 5, 2016

by Elaine Chen, Entrepreneur in Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship (this piece originally appeared on The Conversation) Not too long ago, robots were giant, caged things, mainly found in automotive manufacturing lines. Social rob...

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How to Scale a Startup

October 3, 2016

by Kara Baskin, MIT Sloan News Office Care.com co-founder Donna Levin played a key part in that company’s growth, and the passion was personal. Levin’s work plans were curtailed when her son was 11 weeks old and had a seizure following a difficul...

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Innovation in a World of Patent Lawsuits

August 29, 2016

Are patents good at preventing competitors from entering your space? Not at all. Patents are better for playing defense than offense.

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Unleashing the Power and Potential of Teenage Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2016

SafeStart, a sobriety testing system that uses infrared sensors to check blood alcohol levels, helps prevent drunk drivers from getting on the road. Bulkr, an online platform, allows customers to buy high-quality organic food in bulk directly from lo...

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Personal Reflections on David Morgenthaler ’41

July 11, 2016

David Morgenthaler and MIT Entrepreneurship: Memories of Ed Roberts David Morgenthaler was the earliest and most enduring of my relationships with anyone from the venture capital industry. We met in Cleveland in 1971 when we both participated in the ...

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Martin Trust Remarks at Center’s Grand Re-Opening

June 9, 2016

The following are the remarks made by Martin Trust at the Grand Re-Opening Celebration of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship on June 1, 2016. Let me first say that the Trust Family is most appreciative of the guests who have taken the t...

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Vote for The Eddies!

May 25, 2016

The people must be heard … so vote today for the Martin Trust Center’s lighter-side awards. Winners receive a coveted Ed Roberts bobblehead at our June 1st Grand Opening Celebration. Categories include: Most Likely to Donate a Building ...

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