news

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More