Independent Activities Period (IAP)

MIT fuse

 

The application deadline for MIT fuse has passed. Applications are currently being reviewed and status will be sent to teams and individuals shortly.


StartMIT

 

The application deadline for MIT fuse has passed. Applications are currently being reviewed and status will be sent to teams and individuals shortly.

There may be a “late application” period for interested students to apply between Thanksgiving week and mid-December. To inquire about this, please email startmit@mit.edu

MIT fuse

Students starting their ventures during the coronavirus pandemic face additional challenges (cross-campus collaboration, finding co-founders, conducting primary market research (PMR) remotely to name a few).

During IAP this January, the Trust Center is restructuring MIT fuse to meet these challenges and support student entrepreneurs, no matter where in the journey they may be.

As always, the #1 objective of fuse is to get student entrepreneurs to escape velocity during the month of January.

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StartMIT

For students who are interested in exploring entrepreneurship and are looking for an entry point at MIT, StartMIT is a 2-½ week program held during January’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) that provides:

  • an opportunity to hear from a broad range of speakers from MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond,
  • the chance to meet peers,
  • the ability to apply what you’re learning in real time, and
  • an opportunity to form teams and work on entrepreneurial ideas you are passionate about with the support of MIT Entrepreneurs in Residence.

If you are someone who has been looking to get started on an idea that’s been ruminating, explore the commercialization of a technology that you’ve been working on in the lab, or simply better understand what forming a new venture looks and feels like, StartMIT is right for you.

Timeline

The 2021 program will be held virtually from Tuesday, January 5 – Thursday, January 21.

Applications are due Sunday, November 22nd at 11:59pm EST.

Teams/students will be notified of their acceptance status by Tuesday, December 1st and will need to confirm their participation by Tuesday, December 8th.

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