Although there is a very small amount of full-time music majors at MIT almost 1800 students take an music-related course every year. This is was one of the reasons why MIT undergraduate, Romi Kadri (BSc ’14), invited Fernando Garibay and Nick Groff from Interscope Records to meet some of these students, learn more about the entrepreneurial community at MIT, and experience the Music Hack Day @ MIT firsthand.
This year's t=0 helped students get interested and engaged in entrepreneurship at the beginning of their time at MIT.
Recent testing confirms that XL Hybrids’ electric powertrain for commercial fleet use reduces fuel consumption by 21.2 percent. Conducted by an independent EPA-certified testing lab, the results show that users can expect a three year return on investment in heavy use fleet applications.
Fourteen teams will participate in this year’s MIT Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator (MIT GFSA), an international entrepreneurship program that provides student entrepreneurs with the skills and resources needed to launch successful startups. The program, held from June to September 2013 and hosted at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, will bring together eight MIT student teams and six teams from universities in Canada, China, Germany, Russia, Scotland and Turkey.
3dim, a startup behind the creation of new sensor-level software that recognizes three-dimensional gestures on small, battery-powered, mobile devices, was awarded the Robert P. Goldberg $100,000 Grand Prize yesterday night, beating out seven other finalist teams during the MIT $100K Launch Business Plan Contest finale held on the MIT campus.
British Prime Minister David Cameron visited MIT today to learn more about its entrepreneurial ecosystem and its innovators. Cameron met at the MIT Media Lab with MIT President Rafael Reif, Media Lab director Joi Ito, Martin Trust Center faculty director Professor Fiona Murray, Media Lab faculty and students, and student and recent alumni entrepreneurs.
The Martin Trust Center has an opportunity for several up-to-full-time RAs for this summer to help build and develop the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (<a href="reap.mit.edu">REAP</a>)
Founded by Kimberly Gordon MBA ’13 and Shambhavi Kadam MBA ’12, Mediuum is a new online platform that helps people discover, display, and enjoy art digitally.
MIT Entrepreneur in Residence Network expanded to better serve MIT student entrepreneurship education
The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship has expanded its MIT Entrepreneur in Residence Network to better support MIT students. The updated program still features an all-star lineup of serial entrepreneurs but has added two more levels of support to match students with those EIRs who best suit the student's level of entrepreneurship knowledge and expertise.