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Learn how the founders of Ministry of Supply used the resources at the Trust Center and MIT to help launch their fashion startup into the successful venture it is today.

Upcoming Trust Center Events

3.1 APPLICATIONS OPEN: MIT delta v & NYC Summer Startup Studio
Apply to take part in one of our summer accelerator programs. Deadline March 30.

3.2 GSD Clinic: Product Development with EIR Nick Meyer
Develop service and product prototypes based on market research and customer feedback.

3.2 BU Law Clinic Talk: Privacy Laws & Customer Information
Is your company collecting customer info? Learn the steps you are legally required to take to protect this data.

3.7 & 3.8 MIT delta v / NYC Summer Startup Studio Info Session
An overview to cover all your questions around applying to either of MIT’s summer entrepreneurship accelerators.

3.8 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Sam Zell
“Being Blunt: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel”

3.13 & 3.14 MEMSI & MEFTI Info Sessions
Learn about the MIT Entrepreneurship and Makers Skills Integrator and the MIT Entrepreneurship and FinTech Integrator programs in Hong Kong this summer.

3.14 Pi Day Celebration – All Day Long at the Trust Center!
Special surprises and treats (pie!) as we celebrate Pi Day!

(click the link for all upcoming training dates)

3.1 General Orientation Training
3.1 Laser Cutter
3.2 3D Printer


Fri 3.9 Entrepreneurship Internship
Fri 3.30 MIT delta v & NYC Summer Startup Studio Deadline
Fri 3.30 MEMSI & MEFTI Application Deadline

This Week’s Events @ MIT

2.28 MIT Biotech Group Ideation 2018
Learn about the resources available to student biotech startups.

3.1 MIT Startlabs Pitch Night
Pitch your idea to VCs and entrepreneurs; top team gets $500!

3.1 MIT Energy Career Fair
An intimate environment for students to connect with companies in the energy industry.

3.1 MIT Intelligence Quest Launch Program
Kresge hosts the kickoff event of MIT’s new initiative on human and machine learning.

3.1 MIT Ventureships Club Spring Kickoff Event
Chance for MIT students to connect with early stage startups.

3.2 & 3.3 MIT Energy Conference
The largest student-led energy conference in the country. The theme for this year’s 13th edition is “Transformational Technologies.”

3.3 MIT Asia Business Conference
The 8th annual conference features this year’s theme: Innovate Asia.

3.3 ATHack 2018: Helping Those at Home
A multi-disciplinary hackathon focused on assisting people with disabilities.

Upcoming Events @ MIT

3.7 MIT Food & Ag Club Presents “The Incredible Foods Story”
How one company navigated the tricky path of a food startup.

3.8 & 3.9 MIT Sloan Healthcare & Bioinnovations Conference
Pathways to Innovation in Healthcare: How to discover, partner, and scale for the future.

3.9 MIT Sustainability Summit
Good Jobs for a Thriving Economy

3.9 2018 MIT ETA Summit: A How-To Guide for Search Fund Success
Presented by Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition at MIT.

3.9 & 3.10 MIT Hack for Inclusion
Breaking the Mold and Hacking Discrimination present this Hack to combat bias.

3.10 MIT FinTech Conference
Hear the best ideas and examine the latest technologies at MIT’s biggest fintech event of the year.

3.16 MIT Sloan Investment Conference
“Value Creation and Shareholder Engagement”

3.17 & 3.18 MIT Bitcoin Expo 2018
This first of its kind competition will help take nascent Bitcoin projects to the next level.

Upcoming Deadlines

2.28 MIT Bitcoin Competition Deadline
Apply for a chance to pitch your blockchain-related project.

3.1 Legatum Center Fellowship Applications Due
For entrepreneurs working in the developing world.

3.1 Final Deadline – IDEAS Global Challenge
Apply for an IDEAS grant to pilot your project.

3.4 China Venture Workshop Deadline
Part of the MIT-THU Future City Innovation Connector

3.18 MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack Deadline
One of the largest health hackathons in the world is a great chance to meet up and work on global healthcare challenges.


Sign up for one of our two remaining info sessions and learn all about how your startup team can be a part of MIT’s summer entrepreneurship accelerators.


MIT Undergraduates! Internship Applications Now Open!

The Entrepreneurship Internship is a PAID 10-week internship for undergraduate MIT students interested in working at a startup founded by MIT alumni. If you’re curious to experience startup life or looking for a unique job experience where your work will have an immediate impact, learn more and apply!

WATCH our short video to learn more …

MIT E& I News

Boston Business Journal:
Altaeros Energies giant telecom blimps now for sale
MIT delta v alumni startup rolls out new industry technology solution.

Sloan News:
Mobile Business App OZE Takes Top Prize at MIT Accelerate Contest
App’s founder sees Oze as ‘Intuit of Africa,’ takes home $10,000 t

What Does Good Leadership Look Like?
Trust Center Managing Director Bill Aulet appears on WBUR radio to discuss what makes for an effective leader.

Ministry of Supply’s new smart jacket heats itself using voice commands
Company’s Mercury Jackey is Alexa-powered and learns how warm the wearer likes to be.

MIT News: 
MIT Sandbox’s first acquired startup gives back
Augmented-reality startup Escher Reality, which recently sold to Niantic, gives back to the program that helped it launch.


Listen to this interview with Trust Center EIR Dip Patel about his role assisting student entrepreneurs here at MIT as well as his experiences as the co-founder and CEO of Ecovent.

E& I Events Around Boston

2.27 Female Founder Office Hours
Sign up for a 30-minute 1-on-1 with a female VC partner.

2.28 BostInno: State of Innovation
A panel discussion on the future of the payments industry.

2.28 Pitch Deck Workshop: Build a 12-Slide Deck for Investors
An interactive event where attendees will understand how to structure a pitch deck for investor meetings.

3.6 Launch Smart Clinic – Internet of Things (IoT)
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge presents this constructive feedback session for IoT ideas.

3.8 Intro the Boston Startup Community
Networking and discussion with Boston’s top community organizers.

3.13 Lessons from Immigrant Entrepreneurs
How to build a company while navigating immigration issues.

3.21 Boston Blockchain Technology Conference
Providing a comprehensive understanding of Blockchain by addressing implementation challenges and the opportunities that Blockchain technology can bring along.

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