Entrepreneurship Development Program


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.

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Entrepreneurship Development Program
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $10,500 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for certificate credit): 5

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This program leverages MIT's culture of high-tech entrepreneurship to help entrepreneurs, corporate venturing executives, and others involved in entrepreneurial environments learn what they need to develop ideas into successful businesses, and how to increase entrepreneurial opportunities in their corporations, institutions, and regions. 

Through lectures by senior MIT faculty, visits to high-tech startups, 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, practical experience developing a business plan, while networking events bring participants together with members of MIT’s entrepreneurial community.

When thinking about entrepreneurship at MIT, we think this recent article, "How MIT Became the Most Important University in the World," says it all: "In many ways, the I-Lab (at Harvard) is actually a derivative enterprise, clearly based on the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, which since 1990 has been nurturing tech entrepreneurs and churning out an astonishing number of startups. Bill Aulet, the Managing Director of the Trust Center, and himself a Harvard alum, told me recently, 'We’ve been doing entrepreneurship for a long time, and now Harvard is finally coming over to our way. But MIT has never been better. This is our time.'" Read the full article.

Check out this great short video created by 2013 EDP participants to capture their experience at the program!


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Highlights from EDP 2015

Our annual Entrepreneurship Development Program just wrapped up, and we wanted to share this video of the week’s events. The MIT EDP Class of 2015 included 132 participants from 32 countries. Despite epic snowfalls and harsh blizzard conditions brought by Winter Storm Juno, this outstanding group of entrepreneurs persevered, and had quite a bit of fun while doing so. Thanks for coming, EDPers!