Post By: Trish Cotter

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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Chasing Unicorns or Planting Trees

February 10, 2017

In the business world, privately held companies valued at $1 billion or more are known as unicorns. Like unicorns, the billion-dollar startup was once only a myth. Now, all that has changed.

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Innovation: 2017 Style

January 25, 2017

Here in Massachusetts, we tend to get somewhat of an inferiority complex. Maybe it’s those Puritan roots. We have it stuck in our heads … “Boston’s not as big as NYC” or “We’re not as innovative as Silicon Valley” …

W...

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We’re on Fire!

December 19, 2016

Our fantastic team at MIT’s Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship was recently selected for a BostInno “50 on Fire” award recognizing innovative individuals and organizations in and around Boston!

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Shining a Light on Female Entrepreneurs in Tech

October 12, 2016

Last night, MIT’s Martin Trust Center hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary “She Started It” which follows five women in their journeys to launch businesses in the technology industry. We were honored to have the director and co-p...

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Lessons From the MIT Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator Class of 2015

June 2, 2016

First, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the 2016 cohort of students in this year’s MIT Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator (GFSA) program. Our blog is new, so for those not familiar with the program, the GFSA is the premier student accelera...

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