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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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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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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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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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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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Celebrating a half century of MIT entrepreneurship

November 21, 2016

The MIT Sloan School of Management will celebrate more than 50 years of entrepreneurial research, education, and practice at MIT by hosting a two-day event honoring the achievements of the entrepreneurs and innovators who have emerged from MIT. T...

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