news topics: Entrepreneurship

Bill Aulet: Amazon’s Greatest Beachhead Market Strategy Ever

August 17, 2017

Today, when I want to buy audiobooks, gardening tools or a Spike Lee Brooklyn bicycle cap, I shop through Amazon and know it will all be delivered, courtesy of Amazon Prime, to my front door in Boston in two days.

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Great Talks Start with Sticky Notes

August 4, 2017

Entrepreneurs and innovators give a lot of talks. Some are great. Others are really quite grim. How do we make sure we give a great talk when it’s our turn?

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4 Ways MIT Advanced Campus Entrepreneurship This School Year

May 19, 2017

MIT has been a prolific generator of entrepreneurs for decades. But in recent years, the Institute has ramped up campus resources for would-be company builders, thanks in part to a more supportive attitude from administrators.

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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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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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