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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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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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For Many, Path to Startup Success Runs Through MIT Sloan’s New Enterprises Class

October 20, 2016

Hundreds of companies, such as HubSpot and Lark, have gotten their start in MIT Sloan’s New Enterprises class, a well-known course that began in 1961, said Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

August 5, 2016

by Laurie Stach, MIT Launch What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have weighed in from time to time and their answers tend to f...

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