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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1 12, 2020

Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Part 2


November was a celebration of Women's Entrepreneurship at MIT in honor of the 150th anniversary of MIT's first woman student, Ellen Henrietta Swallow, stepping foot on campus. In the century and a half since, the women of MIT have made an immeasurable impact around the globe. The Trust Center spent ...

Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Part 22020-12-01T16:59:17+00:00
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