Martin Trust Center

18 05, 2021

On to the Next Chapter


Have you ever finished a riveting book and realized that the plot, characters, and setting have left an indelible mark on your being? That is how I will always remember the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship – the people, energy, and ideas will forever imprint the fabric of my life. ...

On to the Next Chapter2021-05-18T16:56:28+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
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


Beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, we are offering two separate tracks for the GSD course. The post below provides further information about what is covered in Track #2. Building an Entrepreneurial Venture (15.378) aka GSD with Carly Chase Course description: Intensive, project-based subject intended for startup ...

An Inside Look at GSD2021-05-20T16:29:25+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
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