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Moneyball for Startups

November 1, 2017

As part of the Fall 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, we were very pleased to host MIT Sloan Professor Tauhid Zaman for his presentation, “Moneyball for Startups,” a topic that the Wall Street Journal described as “a data-drive...

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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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Entrepreneurship Is a Craft and Here’s Why That’s Important

August 20, 2017

While I find many elements of entrepreneurship that draw from empirical processes, I also find many others that require creativity. In looking for a mental model that encompasses both requirements in a cohesive model for how to most successfully appr...

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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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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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