news topics: Entrepreneurship

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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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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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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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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MIT Professor Calls Out the Biggest Lies Told About Entrepreneurs

August 26, 2016

I recently asked a question to my social media followers: “Are you born an entrepreneur or can you learn to be one?” I believe you are born with some innate characteristics that make you an entrepreneur. Without those, it’s very dif...

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Building a Foundation for Tech Startups

July 14, 2016

In 2008, Krishna Gupta ’09 launched Romulus Capital, a venture capital seed firm, out of his MIT dorm room, scraping together $850,000 to invest in tech startups launched by his classmates. Today, Romulus controls $150 million in funds and other as...

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Xconomy Reports on Extensive MIT Entrepreneurship Network

May 19, 2016

As part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond, Xconomy has written an extensive story covering MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including a long look at the impact of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Ent...

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