Applications Open:  Monday, October 30th

Application Deadline: Monday, November 20th, 5:00 pm Eastern

Info Sessions: scheduled for October 12th, 18th, 31st, and November 1st

Acceptance Status: sent out on Thursday November 30th

Participation Confirmation: end of day Sunday, December 3rd

Start Dates: Monday, January 8th

Holiday: Monday, January 15th (MLK Jr Day)

End Dates: Wednesday, January 24th

MIT Fuse is a 3-week, hands-on startup experience designed for students and small teams looking to work, think, and talk like an entrepreneur and start the path towards becoming a company. The program is:

  • customized to your needs
  • workshops NOT lectures
  • hard work NOT homework
  • a chance to see whether or not you like the startup and entrepreneurship lifestyle
  • a place to learn tactics that are useful today and valuable beyond startup life

During IAP, you’ll have significant time devoted to mentorship from our Entrepreneurs in Residence and have the chance to focus on:

  • storytelling and pitching
  • primary market research (PMR)
  • digital marketing
  • prototyping without coding
  • UX and testing
  • PLUS learning how to work with your co-founders

Who are we looking for to join us at MIT Fuse?

  • MIT founders and teams with new ideas in any industry … Let’s do this!
  • Experienced teams who want sophisticated mentorship
  • Students who have taken classes such as 15.390, 6.399, E-ventures, etc. (NOT a pre-requisite, just an example)
  • Committed founders that are current MIT students
    • Teams may have non-MIT founders, but must have at least one MIT student as a founder
  • Solo founders may apply but will need to support the argument for acceptance as the preference is for teams to take part in MIT Fuse

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

Have additional questions? Email

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