MIT Sloan Executive Education’s non-degree executive programs are led by senior MIT Sloan faculty and provide business professionals from around the world with a targeted and flexible means to advance their career development goals, while cutting-edge leadership training enables organizations to be better poised for future growth. Exec Ed offers a portfolio of more than 40 short courses (including online programs), executive certificates, and custom programs for organizations.
Entrepreneurship Development Program
The week long Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) targets aspiring entrepreneurs, business-minded technologists, corporate venture officials, and university and regional development leaders who want to hone their customer focus and entrepreneurial skills. You will learn how to create a more favorable climate for innovation and entrepreneurship within your organization.
EDP participants will learn how to:
- create new ventures
- interpret customer needs
- leverage new technologies
- develop winning business plans
- scale startups
- navigate the funding process
- expand their networks
Drawing from the vast culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at MIT, this unique course introduces participants to MIT’s entrepreneurial education programs, technology transfer system, and global entrepreneurial network. It covers the entire venture creation process, from generating ideas to building viable global businesses, with a special emphasis on the nurturing roles of corporations, universities, governments, and foundations.
Through lectures by senior MIT faculty, visits to local startup companies, and live case studies with successful entrepreneurs, participants will be exposed to the content, context, and contacts that enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful new ventures based on innovative technologies. Specially designed team projects give participants hands-on training and practical experience developing a business plan, while networking events bring participants together with members of MIT’s entrepreneurial community.
Hands down the best learning experience ever in my life. Life changing, practical and engaging, and taught by the top faculty in the field, you’ll meet top entrepreneurs and hear their stories, you’ll build an amazing network, be part of the MIT ecosystem, and above all you’ll be having some serious fun.
Bill Aulet is just great. This is a must for anyone who wants to start an innovation driven business/startup. . . I wish I had done this [course] before I started my company. Simply, you will leave knowing exactly what you need to do from idea stage (defining your market and customer) through how to scale up your business. You will also understand how to present to investors to raise funds.
The most valuable week of education I have had. This course is truly transformational, providing education that can be put straight into action to realize your entrepreneurial endeavors in either an existing business or a start-up. This course exceeded my expectations, providing me with knowledge, experience and networks to succeed.
The program provided me with invaluable, lifelong lessons in business and entrepreneurship as well as the skills and confidence to move ahead in my career pursuits. The week exceeded my expectations and left me with an unspeakable energy to start the new year.