MIT offers a wealth of resources for students to immerse themselves in entrepreneurship outside the classroom. The following list of diverse student organizations allow for innovation-focused activities and networking for almost any MIT student interest.
The MIT Energy Club is one of the largest student-run organizations at MIT with a mission to bring students, professionals, and policymakers together for fact-based analyses of the most pressing challenges in energy.
The E-Club was founded in 1988 to serve MIT, Harvard, and Wellesley students, faculty, staff, alumni and select professionals. Members represent a range of experiences and backgrounds including business, engineering, arts, and sciences. Many MIT and Harvard startups have recruited club members as $100K team members, co-founding partners, and equity-sharing employees. The club focuses on helping to develop all aspects of science, engineering, and technology business creation.
The MIT FinTech Club is a community dedicated to exploring, discussing, and promoting financial technology and innovation at MIT and more broadly in the business world.
Food & Agriculture Club
The MIT Food and Agriculture Club (FAC) brings together students — and other MIT community members — to coordinate and support work in the areas of food and agriculture. The club also sponsors a Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize.
MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum
Founded in 2011 by a group of MIT students, MIT-CHIEF is committed to promoting intellectual exchanges and collaborations between China and the United States in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. MIT-CHIEF strives to connect the most valuable US-based startups with leading investors, strategic partners, and market access in China.
Sloan Business Club
The Sloan Business Club, through its Entrepreneurship and Engineering Leadership Focus Group, connects the MIT community with corporate industries as well as start-ups to educate students about how to become successful engineering leaders and entrepreneurs.
Sloan Entrepreneurship Club
The MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship Club aims to reignite the spirit of entrepreneurship across the Sloan community and to offer an intimate support system for entrepreneurs and those interested in startups at Sloan.
Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development
The Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development (SEID) is a student-led organization that seeks to drive sustainable global development through entrepreneurship, by fostering productive collaborations between students and new ventures in emerging markets and by raising awareness of current challenges and success models. It is the intersection of international development and entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan.
Sloan Tech Club
The mission of Sloan Tech Club is to connect MIT Sloan’s MBAs with the best companies in the high tech industry around the globe. The Tech Club is not only a place to talk about technology, here students interact directly with the companies, being the first to know about opportunities and learn about the industry.
Sloan Women in Management
Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) works to increase opportunities for all women at MIT Sloan through networking events, speaker series, professional development workshops, and mentorship programs.
Sports Technology Group (STE@M)
The STE@M Sport Technology Group partners with leaders across the field of sports to help define technical questions and challenges and work together to advance the state-of-the-art at the intersection of engineering and sports.
StartLabs was founded to give engineers the skills and interests necessary to make something out of nothing, and encourage those engineers to start world-changing companies or join innovative teams at existing companies.
TechX is a student-run organization that aims to empower MIT students by bringing cutting-edge technology, new ideas, and top tech-innovators to campus. Among the events they produce are HackMIT, MakeMIT, and xFair.
Venture Capital and Private Equity Club
The mission of the MIT Venture Capital and Private Equity Club (VCPE) is to provide its members with opportunities to learn about the venture capital and private equity industries, to interact with leading professional investors and business executives, and to develop relationships with members of the MIT community who share similar interests.
MIT Ventureships Club aims to enhance the startup working experiences of MIT students. Its goal is to help hatch more brilliant MIT ideas into startups and to propel the startup ecosystem evolution at the Institute. – See more at: https://innovation.mit.edu/resource/ventureships-club/#sthash.kPgmsdCY.dpuf
MIT Waste Alliance fosters a forum where students, researchers, entrepreneurs, industrial practitioners, and policy makers can come together, share, and discuss waste-sector issues and innovations. They plan tours and lectures to learn more about waste management.
The MIT Water Club is the leading student network for water research and innovation at MIT. The club organizes conferences, lectures, research showcases, and entrepreneurship events to explore the most pressing issues in water technology, policy, and science.
Women Business Leaders
Women Business Leaders (WBL) is MIT’s largest undergraduate diversity business club. Founded in 2005, WBL aims to bring learning, collaboration, and professional development opportunities to undergraduate women through professional events, mentorship, and business education seminars.