Martin Trust Center

2 02, 2021

An Inside Look at Entrepreneurial Founding & Teams


Entrepreneurial Founding and Teams (15.394) with Kit Hickey and Erin Scott Course description: Entrepreneurial Founding and Teams explores key organizational and strategic decisions in founding and building a new venture. Through a series of cases, readings, and activities, students examine the trade-offs and consequences of early founder decisions: whom to ...

An Inside Look at Entrepreneurial Founding & Teams2021-02-11T01:41:20+00:00
27 01, 2021

An Inside Look at New Enterprises


New Enterprises (15.390) with Paul Cheek Course description: New Enterprises covers the process of identifying and quantifying market opportunities, then conceptualizing, planning, and starting a new, technology-based enterprise. Topics include opportunity assessment, the value proposition, the entrepreneur, legal issues, entrepreneurial ethics, the business plan, the founding team, seeking customers and ...

An Inside Look at New Enterprises2021-02-11T01:41:55+00:00
13 01, 2021

An Inside Look at GSD


Building an Entrepreneurial Venture (15.378) aka GSD with Carly Chase Course description: Intensive, project-based subject intended for startup teams already working on building a new, high-impact venture. Applies advanced entrepreneurial techniques to build and iterate a venture in a time-compressed manner. Includes weekly coaching sessions with instructors and peers, as ...

An Inside Look at GSD2021-02-11T01:43:04+00:00
21 12, 2020

Teaching Resilience+ in 2020


For all of us, 2020 was a year unlike any other by a lot. I kept quoting Friedrich Nietzsche, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” The challenges came from all sides–students, faculty, staff, community–and in all ways: health, operational disruptions, financial, economic injustice, racial injustice, mental fatigue, ...

Teaching Resilience+ in 20202021-02-11T01:46:32+00:00
3 09, 2020

MIT Entrepreneurs: Explore Orbit!


MIT Orbit is an online tool for student entrepreneurs. This FAQ is based on an interview with the site's creator, Paul Cheek, a software engineer and tech entrepreneur who joined the Trust Center as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) just over two years ago. Q: What is MIT Orbit? Orbit ...

MIT Entrepreneurs: Explore Orbit!2021-02-11T01:53:38+00:00
30 01, 2019

From Zero to IPO: A New Podcast for Entrepreneurs


The following blog post appears on the blog and is written by the company's co-founder and COO Frederic Kerrest. A lot can change in ten years. When Todd (my co-founder and Okta's CEO) and I decided to start a company together in 2009, we were two entrepreneurs with a ...

From Zero to IPO: A New Podcast for Entrepreneurs2019-01-30T15:55:06+00:00
12 03, 2018

Speaker Series: Bill Gurley


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 has demonstrated an exceptional ability to anticipate where economic opportunity lies ...

Speaker Series: Bill Gurley2018-03-12T12:03:28+00:00
5 02, 2018

MIT Innovators: Leah Lovgren [Assistant Director, Martin Trust Center]


MIT's Storyteller In Residence, Dom Smith chats to the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship's Assistant Director, Leah Lovgren about her previous job roles, advice for other entrepreneurs as well as some of her own career highlights in this revealing audio interview.

MIT Innovators: Leah Lovgren [Assistant Director, Martin Trust Center]2018-02-05T15:25:48+00:00
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