11 05, 2021

Smoking Hot Market: Watch Our Cannabis Panel Video


On Thursday, May 5th, the Trust Center hosted a virtual panel titled "Smoking Hot Market: The Serious Business in Cannabis." Cannabis is now legal and is a very important market with societal implications. Our panel featured current MIT entrepreneurs, industry experts, and analysts who discussed the past, present, and ...

Smoking Hot Market: Watch Our Cannabis Panel Video2021-05-11T14:06:19+00:00
5 05, 2021

Nextiles Closes Seed Financing to Fuel Sportswear Launch


Have you ever checked your phone to see how many steps you’ve logged that day? What about checking how many calories you’ve burned from a wearable device? Other than being miniaturized, it turns out these technologies haven’t really changed in almost 30 years. Enter Nextiles, who wants to change ...

Nextiles Closes Seed Financing to Fuel Sportswear Launch2021-05-05T14:19:42+00:00
14 04, 2021

Virtual Networking for Startups


by Jonathan Hung This article is an edited version of one published on Jonathan's personal blog. To read the original post, please visit JonathanHung.com. Networking during COVID is a critical skill for entrepreneurs and founders. For emerging entrepreneurs and startups, professional and active networking is an essential part of ...

Virtual Networking for Startups2021-04-14T14:27:59+00:00
8 04, 2021

Easter 2021 Basket of Updates


An Easter 2021 basket full of random updates: Trish Cotter Moves On: After over 5 years of complete dedication to the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, Executive Director Trish Cotter has decided to transition out to find her next challenge. Trish’s spectacular contributions in running delta v, operations, ...

Easter 2021 Basket of Updates2021-04-08T16:13:03+00:00
24 03, 2021

Funding Matters: KINETIC Platform Aims to Connect Entrepreneurs of Color With Funders


According to a 2020 study by the Kauffman Foundation and MaC Venture Capital, ethnically diverse founding teams provide higher returns when cash is returned to investors. “Historically, they have earned a 3.26x median realized multiple on IPOs and acquisitions, compared to a 2.50x realized multiple for white founding teams, ...

Funding Matters: KINETIC Platform Aims to Connect Entrepreneurs of Color With Funders2021-04-08T16:12:49+00:00
24 02, 2021

We See Ourselves as Entrepreneurs, But Others See Our Gender or Race


Last November, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship celebrated Women’s Entrepreneurship Month by featuring a different female entrepreneur each day on Instagram. Accompanying each photo was a short Q&A with questions about their entrepreneurship journey, including, “What are 3 words to describe entrepreneurs who are female?” One response, ...

We See Ourselves as Entrepreneurs, But Others See Our Gender or Race2021-02-24T15:51:27+00:00
20 01, 2021

An Inside Look at E-Lab


Entrepreneurship Lab (15.399) aka "E-Lab" with Trish Cotter Course description: Project-based subject, in which teams of students from MIT, Wellesley, and Harvard work with startups on problems of strategic importance to the venture. Popular sectors include software, hardware, robotics, clean technology, and life sciences. Offered in Spring 2021 on Tuesdays ...

An Inside Look at E-Lab2021-02-11T01:42:33+00:00
6 01, 2021

What is a Biotech Startup?


by Dr. Christopher Haggarty-Weir, Ph.D, MBA, MRSB, MRSC During the final year of my PhD, I worked part-time in venture capital, which is an industry focused on funding startups. Some firms specialize in a couple of areas whilst others go for anything that can make prospective profit. I worked at ...

What is a Biotech Startup?2021-02-11T01:43:33+00:00
17 12, 2020

WATCH: How to Be an Ally to Underrepresented Entrepreneurs


On December 10th, the Trust Center was honored to host a Speaker Series event focused on the challenges that underrepresented entrepreneurs face, and the ways that members of entrepreneurial ecosystems can act as allies,  and more, to help support these founders. Our featured speakers were Susanne Althoff, the author of ...

WATCH: How to Be an Ally to Underrepresented Entrepreneurs2021-02-11T01:47:05+00:00
7 12, 2020

Corporate Entrepreneurship and MIT


Carly Chase is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Trust Center as well as a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan. She is also the Managing Director of the MIT NYC Startup Studio, part of the MIT delta v accelerator. This year, Carly organized our second annual Corporate Entrepreneurship Symposium titled ...

Corporate Entrepreneurship and MIT2021-02-11T01:47:43+00:00
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