post topics: Entrepreneurship

Speaker Series: Bill Gurley

March 12, 2018

by Erin Martin On Thursday, February 22nd, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship hosted Bill Gurley, partner at Benchmark Ventures, for a fireside chat. As an early investor in companies like Uber, OpenTable, Stitch Fix, and Zillow, Gurley...

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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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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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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 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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