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Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

June 21, 2019

This is part of an ongoing series of posts by our Entrepreneur in Residence, Kosta Ligris, focused on guidance for the student teams taking part in our MIT delta v accelerator. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the...

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The Three Ts: Time, Team & Trust

June 14, 2019

Congrats to you, 2019 MIT delta v Cohort! I know that the Trust Center staff, EIRs, mentors, and board members share in my excitement to work with you this summer. I’m planning to draft a quick blog post once a week to share reflections, suggestion...

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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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From Zero to IPO: A New Podcast for Entrepreneurs

January 30, 2019

The Trust Center is pleased to present the brand new podcast "Zero to IPO," a new podcast designed to give entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and the public at large an unfiltered view into what it really takes to build a successful company — f...

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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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delta v Speaker Series: Bob Greene & Developing Relationships with VCs

July 9, 2018

The New York City cohort of MIT delta v enjoyed another talk last week this time from venture capitalist and Sloan MBA alum Bob Greene, who is a Managing Partner at Contour Venture Partners, an NYC-based, early stage venture capital firm. Bob provide...

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delta v Speaker Series: Joel Wishkovsky & The Power of a Weekly Update Email

June 21, 2018

In the very first week of this summer’s accelerator, the MIT delta v teams located at the NYC Startup Studio received a visit from Joel Wishkovsky, founder and CEO of Simple Contacts, a service that provides contact lens refills without a trip ...

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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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