January 2024 Fuse Timeline

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 Thursday, December 5th

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 sprint 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

New for Jan 2024: Fuse & Fuse Lite!

MIT Fuse is an in-person experience! Participants must commit to joining full-time and in-person at MIT for the duration of the program.

For students who are unable to join us in person for MIT Fuse, we are excited to introduce Fuse Lite, a pared down version of the program that is remote.

Here’s a breakdown of the two:

Fuse (100% In-Person)

  • Pod Meetings
  • Office Hours
  • Workshops
  • Access to StartMIT programming
  • Free Weekly Lunch
  • Social Events
  • Final Presentations

Fuse Lite (100% Remote)

  • Pod Meetings
  • Office Hours
  • Workshops

For both Fuse and Fuse Lite, your full team needs to be either all remote or all in-person. There is no hybrid option.

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 help get student entrepreneurs to escape velocity during the month of January.

Have additional questions? Email mitfuse@mit.edu

MIT Fuse Podcast

Info Session Slides

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