Post By: Trish Cotter

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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The delta v Culture: 6 Entrepreneurial Essentials at MIT

June 6, 2018

On June 12, we’ll open the doors to this summer’s delta v cohort, beginning an intensive 3-month entrepreneurial “boot camp” for MIT student entrepreneurs. This post looks at the culture of delta v and how this environment helps to grow ent...

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Why Consistent, Passionate Leadership Makes All the Difference

May 29, 2018

I had lunch the other day with a friend and former colleague; he had been the CEO of a successful company that we worked together to build. As usual, we caught up and reminisced, but what struck me about our conversation was our discussion around lea...

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Where are the Hungry Dogs? A Look at Entrepreneurs in the Nordics

April 18, 2018

When you think of an entrepreneur, you probably conjure a picture in your head: a tenacious achiever, a passionate risk-taker – essentially one of the “hungry dogs.” But culturally, this is not a universal characterization. I was recently invit...

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Reflections on delta v 2017

November 27, 2017

The Executive Director of our MIT delta v accelerator program reflects on the positives coming out of this year's program.

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