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18 05, 2021

On to the Next Chapter

2021-05-18T16:56:28+00:00

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
11 05, 2021

Smoking Hot Market: Watch Our Cannabis Panel Video

2021-05-11T14:06:19+00:00

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
6 05, 2021

KINETIC-CON Draws 2,000+ Entrepreneurs & Funders at First Annual Conference

2021-05-06T16:09:37+00:00

(Watch sessions and talks from KINETIC-CON below.) On April 10, KINETIC hosted its first annual conference, KINETIC-CON, drawing over 2,000 registrants and participants, from both across the United States and around the world. Themed “Funding Matters,” the virtual conference aimed to facilitate educational discussions about funding to help entrepreneurs ...

KINETIC-CON Draws 2,000+ Entrepreneurs & Funders at First Annual Conference2021-05-06T16:09:37+00:00
5 05, 2021

Nextiles Closes Seed Financing to Fuel Sportswear Launch

2021-05-05T14:19:42+00:00

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

2021-04-14T14:27:59+00:00

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

2021-04-08T16:13:03+00:00

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

2021-04-08T16:12:49+00:00

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
14 03, 2021

Raising a Pi: Waffle Honors Pi Day With a $3.14M Round

2021-03-14T16:19:17+00:00

Today is a special day here at MIT. Despite the pandemic, our community still celebrates the greatest mathematical constant. As an unofficial holiday, Pi Day is the school's tribute to the enduring genius of mathematics. What Einstein called “the poetry of logical ideas.” And Galileo “the nature’s language.” Math ...

Raising a Pi: Waffle Honors Pi Day With a $3.14M Round2021-03-14T16:19:17+00:00
3 03, 2021

The Best Books on Entrepreneurship (That Aren’t About Entrepreneurship)

2021-03-14T14:58:08+00:00

Over the past 12 months, I have had the chance to do more reading. Among all the titles I’ve flipped through, there have been two great books on unrelated topics that are actually about entrepreneurship. This is not uncommon as some of the best insights we get come from ...

The Best Books on Entrepreneurship (That Aren’t About Entrepreneurship)2021-03-14T14:58:08+00:00
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