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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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An Exciting Step Forward for MIT’s Innovation Ecosystem

October 27, 2016

This evening, a few blocks from our campus, MIT will launch something new: an accelerator specially geared to serve new ventures based on cutting-edge science and technology. It will supply the particular combination of resources they need to develop...

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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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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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Startups show promise, progress at Demo Day

September 12, 2016

by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office Earning early customers and funding, and building a product, can be difficult for fledgling startups. But the startups that participated in this year’s MIT delta V summer accelerator proved at last Friday’s Demo D...

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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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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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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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