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Speaker Series: Bill Gurley

March 12, 2018

by Erin Martin On Thursday, February 22nd, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship hosted Bill Gurley, partner at Benchmark Ventures, for a fireside chat. As an early investor in companies like Uber, OpenTable, Stitch Fix, and Zillow, Gurley...

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The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Jon Bloom

March 12, 2018

by Kara Baskin Jon Bloom, M.D., didn’t need to attend business school to jumpstart his career. Before arriving at MIT in 2011, he was director of medical affairs at Covidien, a health care products company, and an anesthesiologist at the University...

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The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Brint Markle

March 5, 2018

by Dylan Walsh In the fall of 2012, in his first week at MIT Sloan, Brint Markle was frantically exploring a handful of business ideas that he had invented more or less on the spot. With other new students from across campus, he was sprinting through...

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The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Kit Hickey

February 26, 2018

by Dylan Walsh Kit Hickey spent five years in investment banking wearing the kinds of clothes that met dress code but suffered on comfort: stiff, restrictive, not breathable. As an outdoor enthusiast, she was particularly aware of this shortcoming. S...

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Entrepreneurship: Why we need to keep calm and trust the process

February 22, 2017

Martin Trust Center Managing Director Bill Aulet explains the fundamental idea of entrepreneurship as, "You need to keep calm and trust the process." While ideas are necessary, they are overrated. "It's much more important to figure out who the custo...

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Robots are moving in to our homes, but there’s no killer app

December 5, 2016

by Elaine Chen, Entrepreneur in Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship (this piece originally appeared on The Conversation) Not too long ago, robots were giant, caged things, mainly found in automotive manufacturing lines. Social rob...

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How to Scale a Startup

October 3, 2016

by Kara Baskin, MIT Sloan News Office co-founder Donna Levin played a key part in that company’s growth, and the passion was personal. Levin’s work plans were curtailed when her son was 11 weeks old and had a seizure following a difficul...

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Innovation in a World of Patent Lawsuits

August 29, 2016

Are patents good at preventing competitors from entering your space? Not at all. Patents are better for playing defense than offense.

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Unleashing the Power and Potential of Teenage Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2016

SafeStart, a sobriety testing system that uses infrared sensors to check blood alcohol levels, helps prevent drunk drivers from getting on the road. Bulkr, an online platform, allows customers to buy high-quality organic food in bulk directly from lo...

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Personal Reflections on David Morgenthaler ’41

July 11, 2016

David Morgenthaler and MIT Entrepreneurship: Memories of Ed Roberts David Morgenthaler was the earliest and most enduring of my relationships with anyone from the venture capital industry. We met in Cleveland in 1971 when we both participated in the ...

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