Thursday September 8

LEVEL UP! What 25 Years of Game-Making Taught Us About Entrepreneurship
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Samberg Conference Center, E52, 6th Floor
From indie startup (before being “indy” was cool) to developing massive pop culture hits such as Guitar Hero and Skylanders, the Bala brothers share how making video games offered them key insights into entrepreneurship. Dinner will be provided to registered attendees. REGISTER

Friday September 9

MIT delta V Demo Day
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium
Come see the results of our MIT delta V summer accelerator program. REGISTER

Monday September 12

PancakeBot Breakfast With Bill Aulet
9:00 – 10:00 am
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Meet our Managing Director as well as other entrepreneurial minded MIT students to kick off the fall semester. REGISTER

Meet the Entrepreneurs in Residence
10:00 – 11:00 am
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Meet the Trust Center EIRs and see how they help students interested in starting business ventures while at MIT.

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Open House
10:00 – 11:30 am
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Come see all the resources available to MIT students interested in entrepreneurship.

BITS City Competition, aka “Boston Is The Smartest City”
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Cities need apps, hardware, design, and policy innovations, so the city of Boston is throwing its first-ever BITS City Competition. Form teams and solve problems in three challenge areas:Unused Infrastructure, Waiting Places, and Public Space Data. Come to this kick-off event to learn all you need to know! REGISTER

Healthcare Entrepreneurship at MIT
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Room 6-120
Come learn about the healthcare entrepreneurship ecosystem at MIT from the leading healthcare groups on campus and Andrew Warren, an alumni entrepreneur whose PhD research was translated into a startup. Talks and presentations will be followed by a networking event to meet other likeminded students on campus.

t=0 MIT Entrepreneurship FinTech Night
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
FinTech Entrepreneurship night is your opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship around finance and about the financial innovation ecosystem at MIT. REGISTER

Tuesday September 13

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Student Clubs Fair
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kresge Lawn
Meet over a dozen student groups involved in E&I at MIT and find out how YOU can get involved.
(free ice cream from 11:00 – 1:00!)

MIT Venture Mentoring Service Open House
10 am – 12 pm
W31, 3rd Floor
MIT VMS is a free and confidential service that helps prospective and experienced entrepreneurs in the MIT community bring their ideas and inventions to market by matching them with a team of skilled volunteer mentors.VMS uses a team mentoring approach to provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching. The VMS office will be open with staff members available to answer questions about our services and offerings. 

Pathways to the Developing World
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Legatum Center, E70-1275
Join the MIT community of developing world entrepreneurs who are committed to taking ideas and making an impact to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges! REGISTER

Make Cool ShMIT
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Building 13 Lobby
Come join us for a fun evening of making! We will provide interesting maker goodie bags for creating cool stuff (kits may have items ranging from Arduinos to robot kits). No previous experience required!  Come have fun making and sharing with other MIT makers. REGISTER

MIT Bitcoin Club Meeting
8:00 pm
Room 5-217
Come and discuss Bitcoin, as well other cryptocurrencies, decentralized systems, and any technologies built on the principles of freedom, privacy, decentralization, and security, covering everything from current events in the Bitcoin community to exciting new research in the space. 

Wednesday September 14

Meet the Entrepreneurs in Residence
9:30 – 11:00 am
MIT Sandbox Office, Room 1-207
Meet Nick Meyer and Sorin Grama, Trust Center EIRs, and see how they help students interested in starting business ventures while at MIT.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Resource Round-Up
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Stata Center, Student Street, First Floor
Come by and learn about the many entrepreneurship and innovation resources available on campus: classes, programs, sources of funding, mentoring programs, makerspaces, prize competitions, and more. As an added bonus, pizza will be provided!

The Path to Learning: Tales of Entrepreneurs in the EdTech Space
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Listen to the stories of EdTech entrepreneurs as they narrate their journey through the EdTech space and take this opportunity to meet other likeminded entrepreneurs who want to succeed in EdTech. Panelists include: Kin Lo, CEO of Kaymbu; Asad Butt, Partner at LearnLaunch Accelerator; and Jackson Boyar, CEO & Co-Founder of Shearwater. REGISTER

Education to Action: Leveraging Technology to Provide Refugees Access to Quality Higher Education
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half of the country’s pre-war population, more than 11 million people, have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Many risk their lives to relocate to other countries where they struggle to find jobs and settle in. How can we leverage technology and pedagogy to bring education to these communities? Bring your brains and your passion and join us in this workshop moderated by Kiron, an EdTech startup working elbow-to-elbow with NGOs and governments to solve this challenge. 

Pitch2Match
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Stata Center, Room 32-123
Find your co-founder or next team member! Hear students from MIT and many other colleges and universities from Greater Boston pitch their skills, ambition, and hustle—all in 60 seconds each! REGISTER

Thursday September 15

Discover Arts Entrepreneurship at MIT featuring Eric Gunther
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Come learn about the Arts Entrepreneurship ecosystem at MIT and mingle with other students from across campus. Plus, hear a talk from MIT alum Eric Gunther, founder of the design firm Sosolimited. REGISTER

MIT GFSA Demo Day in New York City
6:30 – 9:30 pm
This invitation-only event features our accelerator teams traveling to NYC to present their companies to an audience of industry experts and investors.

ProjX Summer Showcase
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Lobdell Dining Hall, W20-208
Come out and see demos of what the ProjX teams built over the summer.

Friday September 16

Tata Center 2016 Symposium
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor
The 2nd annual Tata Center Symposium, a highly interactive gathering of MIT faculty, students, and researchers with influential visitors from NGOs, companies, and government in India.

BU Law Clinic Brown Bag Lunch: “Common Legal Mistakes Made by Startups and How to Avoid Them”
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Clinic representatives will review some of the more common legal oversights and errors that can hinder startups, especially campus-based entrepreneurs, and answer students’ questions. REGISTER

“Movie Night” at the Trust Center
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, E40-160
Wrap up t=0 by spending your Friday night watching episodes of “Silicon Valley”!