The Martin Trust Center has numerous programs and events available for MIT students interested in entrepreneurship.
Student Evangelist Office Hours and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program
Christina Chase, our student evangelist and formerly co-founder of Firehoze, meets regularly with students interested in using MIT's vast entrepreneurship resources. Whether undergraduate or graduate, no matter which school, Christina can advise you and help connect you to the right people and resources. Click here to email her.
The Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program provides opportunities for students to interact with select serial entrepreneurs in office hours held throughout the semester. The entrepreneurs serve as unbiased advisors to students. Learn more by clicking here.
From our space in E40-160 to more tangible resources, we have what budding MIT student entrepreneurs are looking for. Learn more by clicking here.
This annual festival of innovation and entrepreneurship, held at the beginning of each fall semester, inspires MIT students to do cool things. The festivities from 2012 included the Immersion Nights speaker series (featuring Course 2 Professor Alex Slocum, Institute Professor Robert Langer, Media Lab director Joi Ito, and others), the Ignition Weekend Hackathon, and the MIT Summer Accelerator Demo Day.
Hacking Medicine is a student-driven series of healthcare hackathons. Its mission is to create an ecosystem at MIT, hosting the Boston medical community and beyond to teach entrepreneurs and clinicians the skills necessary to launch disruptive healthcare businesses. Learn more by going to hackingmedicine.mit.edu.
MIT Founders' Skills Accelerator
This innovative summer program takes a handful of MIT student teams and brings them through a rigorous summer process. Teams set milestones at the beginning of the summer, and can earn up to $20,000 by fulfilling the milestones. Learn more by clicking here.
The Beehive Cooperative is MIT's newest and largest startup accelerator. Housing over 40 MIT teams, the Beehive provides early-stage companies the opportunity to grow in a dynamic and supportive environment. Students can learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards and Scholarships
The Martin Trust Center honors students each year through several award programs, including the Patrick J. McGovern, Jr., Award, the Ronald I. Heller Entrepreneurship Grant and the Howard and Carol Anderson Fellows. We recognize key mentors with the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring.
We've hosted events featuring apparel tech, edtech and art tech startups, as well as a panel discussion with U.S. immigration director Alejandro Mayorkas on the challenges that foreign-born students face when creating startups. We continually look for new event topics of interest to our students. If you're an MIT student and have ideas for events, please email us.