Post By: Trish Cotter

Find Your Voice, Own Your Narrative, and Help Your Mentor Help You

June 18, 2018

In today’s society, there is an awareness that diversity is important not only as a concept, but also for real bottom line improvements. While this is good news, there is still a long way to go. I recently had the privilege of joining a panel that ...

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The delta v Culture: 6 Entrepreneurial Essentials at MIT

June 6, 2018

On June 12, we’ll open the doors to this summer’s delta v cohort, beginning an intensive 3-month entrepreneurial “boot camp” for MIT student entrepreneurs. This post looks at the culture of delta v and how this environment helps to grow ent...

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Why Consistent, Passionate Leadership Makes All the Difference

May 29, 2018

I had lunch the other day with a friend and former colleague; he had been the CEO of a successful company that we worked together to build. As usual, we caught up and reminisced, but what struck me about our conversation was our discussion around lea...

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Where are the Hungry Dogs? A Look at Entrepreneurs in the Nordics

April 18, 2018

When you think of an entrepreneur, you probably conjure a picture in your head: a tenacious achiever, a passionate risk-taker – essentially one of the “hungry dogs.” But culturally, this is not a universal characterization. I was recently invit...

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Reflections on delta v 2017

November 27, 2017

The Executive Director of our MIT delta v accelerator program reflects on the positives coming out of this year's program.

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Wow! That’s Such a Cool Job

October 30, 2017

from the MIT Sloan Experts blog I have recently been catching up with colleagues from companies past, and when I let them know what I am doing now, I often get the reaction, “Wow! That’s such a cool job.” And it is … I’m fortunate to be the...

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How Educational Accelerators are Aiming to Neutralize Gender Bias for Entrepreneurs

September 6, 2017

We’ve heard a lot this summer about outright sexual harassment and discrimination against women in the tech industry. This is certainly disgraceful and I applaud the actions taken to remove the offenders from their positions. Yet, beyond these blat...

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The Board of Directors Meeting

August 8, 2017

Presenting to a "mock" board of directors is a key learning point for our summer accelerator teams, including learning how to communicate and deal with feedback.

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Female Entrepreneurs Gaining Ground

July 29, 2017

Women now make up nearly 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the United States — the highest percentage since 1996, according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.

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Lessons Learned By Last Year’s delta v For This Year’s Cohort

June 20, 2017

MIT’s student venture accelerator program has kicked off for 2017! delta v is a unique program that provides a capstone educational opportunity for MIT student entrepreneurs, and prepares them to hit escape velocity and launch into the real world....

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