news topics: Martin Trust Center

Infinite Cooling wins Cleantech University Prize competition

August 9, 2017

Trust Center startup Infinite Cooling pitched its business plan to a panel of energy experts and won first place at the second annual Cleantech University Prize national competition in Austin, Texas, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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McGill University Raises $2M for Entrepreneurship Education Using “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” Platform

July 19, 2017

The overall curriculum builds upon the MIT startup methodology of Disciplined Entrepreneurship, an integrated and proven framework for developing an innovation-driven product towards launch.

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BostInno: Snapshot of This Summer’s 21 delta v Startup Teams

June 20, 2017

Unlike traditional summer accelerator programs, the focus of the program is on teaching entrepreneurial skills, not launching new ventures.

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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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How Entrepreneurs Can Conduct Primary Market Research

April 28, 2017

Critical to the success of an entrepreneur is an ironclad process for product marketing, which is only possible if you have accurate, robust information about the marketplace. In this excerpt from the just-released Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workb...

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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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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...

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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 ...

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