Independent Activities Period (IAP)

MIT fuse

“This is perfect for you if … ” you want to roll up your sleeves and work as a full-time founder and make dramatic progress on your venture.

What: A hands-on, immersive startup accelerator

When: 3 weeks during January every IAP

Time: Meets full-time Monday through Friday

Credit: no

Solo or Team: Team preferred, but not required

Application Deadline: usually early November

Decision Date: usually mid-November, prior to Thanksgiving break

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StartMIT

“This is perfect for you if … ” you are interested in entrepreneurship in general and are looking for inspiration from speakers and workshops that focus on the front-end of the entrepreneurial process such as mindset, ideation, and team formation.

What: A two-week introductory seminar with a range of activities and exercises

When:2 weeks during January every IAP

Time: Meets 9:30 am – 4:00 pm over 11 days of classes and mentoring

Credit: 6 pass / fail credits

Solo or Team: solo

Application Deadline: usually mid November

Decision Date: usually late November

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MEMSI

“This is perfect for you if … ” you an aspiring entrepreneur who is curious about what it takes to build a startup based on a¬†product with both hardware and software components and would like to learn how mass production works in China.

What: a two-week long, fully immersive bootcamp for aspiring hardware system innovators from universities in Hong Kong and from MIT. We cover travel and program expenses!

When: January during IAP (see a gallery of photos)

Time: two-weeks in Hong Kong

Credit: no

Solo or Team: solo

Application Deadline: usually late Octover

Decision Date: usually early November at the latest

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NOTE: MEMSI also runs a second two-week program every year in the month of June.

Nuts & Bolts of New Ventures

“This is perfect for you if … ” you are interested in learning the practical essentials of new venture creation in just six short sessions … Nuts & Bolts is like a “nano-MBA in startups.”

What: A six evening crash course

When: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, the last two weeks of IAP

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm each evening

Credit: 3 pass / fail credits

Solo or Team: solo

Application Deadline: no application required

Decision Date: Interested participants must register by early January

Overview of 2018 Nuts & Bolts