Post By: Trish Cotter

Pivoting MIT delta v

June 26, 2020

2020 is a year we’ll remember for many reasons, but the class of 2020 will certainly look back at how crowd-filled graduation ceremonies were transformed into unique and socially-distanced celebrations amid COVID-19 restrictions. At MIT’s delta v...

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Finding the “Aha!” Moment at MIT’s Entrepreneurship Development Program

February 3, 2020

This slightly scary piece of encouragement might leave you with a bit of trepidation. But, an alum of MIT’s week-long Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) vows this program changed her business completely. So, what is MIT’s Entrepreneurshi...

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Why We Need to Redefine Startup Culture With Positive Mental Health Habits

January 15, 2020

Data shows self-awareness practices helped MIT entrepreneurs better manage the stress of entrepreneurship. Anxiety and depression are rampant among entrepreneurs. The stereotype of a founder — fueled by caffeine and ramen noodles, while forgoing sl...

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Entrepreneurship 2020: A Look Ahead

January 7, 2020

Heading into a new decade is a time for both reflection and predictions. What have we learned about entrepreneurship? And what do we see as trends moving forward? 2019 marked the tenth summer that MIT’s Martin Trust Center has hosted an accelerator...

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Why Give Back? Reflections from delta v Board Members

November 6, 2019

This post is written by Trish Cotter, Associate Managing Director of the Trust Center, and the director of the MIT delta v accelerator program. At MIT delta v, the capstone educational accelerator for MIT students run by the Martin Trust Center for...

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Women and Work: Intentional Invisibility?

April 3, 2019

Be seen. Speak up. Make your voice heard. These are lessons we are taught as we enter the workforce and climb the ladder to corporate success. Yet, many women are uncomfortable with this advice, even though they want to succeed

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Necessity Vs. Innovation-Based Entrepreneurs

November 26, 2018

What makes someone an entrepreneur? Most simply defined, an entrepreneur is a person who identifies a need and starts a business to fill that void. But others will argue that a “true” entrepreneur must come up with an innovative new product or s...

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Giving Thanks for the Essence of Entrepreneurship

November 16, 2018

Recently, I spent time in Zurich, Munich and Milan meeting with MIT alumni, in the hopes of gaining philanthropic support for the programs run by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. As I talked with our alumni in these cities, it made...

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How the MIT Ecosystem is Supporting Entrepreneurs

September 27, 2018

Another MIT delta v Demo Day is in the books! Our 2018 cohort was the biggest yet, with 25 teams presenting, and for the first time, we had a program in New York City in addition to our Cambridge team. With all our preparation for Demo Day and th...

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Find Your Voice, Own Your Narrative, and Help Your Mentor Help You

June 18, 2018

In today’s society, there is an awareness that diversity is important not only as a concept, but also for real bottom line improvements. While this is good news, there is still a long way to go. I recently had the privilege of joining a panel that ...

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