news topics: Academics

Open-source entrepreneurship

August 11, 2017

This past spring, MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science Saman Amarasinghe offered 6S194 (Open-Source Entrepreneurship), a new undergraduate course on initiating and managing open-source development projects.

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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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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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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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From MOOC to Bootcamp to MIT

May 19, 2016

Entrepreneurs share a lot in common: Determination. Passion. Ingenuity. And in the case of two students enrolling at MIT this fall: A path shaped by MITx. While everyone takes a different road to success, MIT’s online learning platform provided...

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