news topics: MIT

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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Community forum gives insight into how The Engine will run

December 5, 2016

At a community forum on MIT’s new startup accelerator, The Engine, administrators discussed the new enterprise and fielded questions about its formation, components, mission, funding, mentor and equipment access, startup-selection process, and othe...

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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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Growth Initiative Gives Promising Regions an Economic Boost

August 1, 2016

London had a problem. In 2013, the capital was a hotbed of entrepreneurship, rife with early-stage businesses—nearly 500,000 launching per year. It was ranked a top city for startups by Nesta’s European Digital City Index. Its visa connections, t...

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D-Lab Scale-Ups Awards Four Fellowships Totaling $80,000 to Social Entrepreneurs

July 25, 2016

The MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program — which offers one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing poverty-alleviating products to market at scale — has announced its 2016 fellows. The new D-Lab Scale-Ups fellows are two MIT alumni, H...

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A Makerspace, For Students, By Students

June 30, 2016

If there is one word that embodies the spirit of MakerWorks, the all-access Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) makerspace, it would have to be “students.” Not “maker,” although of course making is the cornerstone of the space; not ...

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MIT to launch Hong Kong Innovation Node in June

June 7, 2016

MIT will announce the official launch of its new Hong Kong Innovation Node this summer with a unique hardware accelerator program designed to educate students in key areas of innovation practice. “The launch of the Innovation Node marks the beginni...

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