How Entrepreneurs Can Conduct Primary Market Research

April 28, 2017

Critical to the success of an entrepreneur is an ironclad process for product marketing, which is only possible if you have accurate, robust information about the marketplace. In this excerpt from the just-released Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workb...

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MIT’s Bill Aulet on Why Entrepreneurship is Not “Some Kind of Black Magic”

April 7, 2017

Many in Boston’s tech scene have long lamented the fact that Boston “lost” Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg when he moved to Silicon Valle to nurture his young startup, now Facebook. But Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Tr...

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Bill Aulet – Teaching MIT and the World About Entrepreneurship

March 31, 2017

The level of impact that someone like Bill Aulet, the Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, has made throughout his career is unmeasurable. Aulet displays an incomparable level of humbleness. You could tell that talki...

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Virtual-reality system for the elderly wins health care prize

March 3, 2017

Virtual reality is quickly gaining steam in the gaming industry. But an MIT startup is now aiming the technology at a different demographic, putting it to use as a health care tool for the elderly. At last night’s MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovations P...

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From MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to Boomtown

February 22, 2017

A few years ago, a young engineer named Yen Pei Tay enrolled in MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. He had taken the Entrepreneurship 101 and 102 massive open online courses (MOOCs) through MITx and was ready to test an idea for a new digital p...

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How to Start a Startup at MIT

February 14, 2017

This is more of a “I’m a student at MIT who’s interested in starting a company one day and have some cool ideas but have no clue what comes next” guide.

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Why an MIT robot is collecting poop from our sewers

January 19, 2017

Newsha Gaeli didn’t come to MIT to study sewage, but on a chilly November morning, she’s staring into an uncovered manhole near campus, watching water churn below her colleague Luigi as Luigi is raised from the sewer by another MIT researcher, Sh...

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This MIT Startup’s 3-D Cameras Analyze the Performance & Health of Athletes

January 18, 2017

Even the strongest of people can tweak their backs mid-lift or leave the gym with a newfound limp if they aren't correctly doing their workout routine. Enter Perch, an MIT startup that's developing a system of 3D cameras that tracks workouts and give...

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Startup Resolution 2017: Embrace Believers, Bounce Skeptics & Keep Moving

January 13, 2017

The holiday period is a great time for reflection and then behavior modification – often referred to as resolutions. While a bit artificial to the logical engineer, this opportunity can be helpful. This year, my favorite insight came from a former ...

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DesignX Selects First Cohort

December 14, 2016

Eight student-led teams hoping to launch ventures ranging from real estate development, to urban diagnostics, to novel design solutions for schoolchildren have been selected as the inaugural cohort for DesignX, the new entrepreneurship accelerator fr...

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Community forum gives insight into how The Engine will run

December 5, 2016

At a community forum on MIT’s new startup accelerator, The Engine, administrators discussed the new enterprise and fielded questions about its formation, components, mission, funding, mentor and equipment access, startup-selection process, and othe...

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Harmony Space wins top prize at MIT Hacking Arts for music learning app that feels like Pokémon GO

November 21, 2016

In Boston this weekend, software developers, hardware engineers, artists and entrepreneurs gathered for the Hacking Arts 2016 conference and hackathon at MIT. Of twelve finalists, the following teams took top honors. Best All-Around Hack: Harmony Sp...

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Massachusetts pushes to brew up new green businesses to help fight climate change

November 8, 2016

A few years ago, when Sorin Grama had just finished graduate work at MIT and was looking for a place to build his new solar electricity startup, he came across an old abandoned warehouse. “My partner and I were looking at it and said, ‘We...

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U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Awards Solstice $800K Grant

October 21, 2016

Yesterday, Solstice Initiative was awarded an $800k grant by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative through the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 2 (SEEDS2) program.

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For Many, Path to Startup Success Runs Through MIT Sloan’s New Enterprises Class

October 20, 2016

Hundreds of companies, such as HubSpot and Lark, have gotten their start in MIT Sloan’s New Enterprises class, a well-known course that began in 1961, said Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

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Optimizing parking in the busiest places

October 17, 2016

by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office Many businesses in the financial, technology, and other industries have used data analytics for years to monitor and maximize profits. But there’s been no such technology for the traditional parking industry — wh...

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Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders

October 2, 2016

Certain universities are known to produce a high number of funded startup founders. These schools tend to share certain qualities: prestige, large STEM programs, research prowess and proximity to concentrations of investor capital. At CrunchBase, we ...

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Bringing Big Data to Drug Discovery

September 28, 2016

Many biopharmaceutical firms talk about the potential of big data to change the drug discovery process, but a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup co-founded by an MIT Sloan alumnus is doing it—and has completed scientific research studies to prove it. ...

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How Boston’s universities are producing our next generation of entrepreneurs

September 26, 2016

As well as being one of the leading entrepreneurial cities in the United States, Boston is also home to world-class universities. Coincidence? Think again. To find out more about how education in Boston is breeding our next generation entrepreneurs, ...

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Calculating the financial risks of renewable energy

September 15, 2016

For investors, deciding whether to invest money into renewable-energy projects can be difficult. The issue is volatility: Wind-powered energy production, for instance, changes annually — and even weekly or daily — which creates uncertainty and ...

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