Entrepreneurship Development Program

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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: 2016: $10,500 (excluding accommodations)
2017: $10,500 if paid by June 30, 2016, $10,900 if paid after June 30, 2016 (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.

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"Excellent variety of content, lecturers and guest speakers. The program presented entrepreneurship from a number of perspectives—from the individual embarking on their own start-up to the corporate entrepreneur (my situation) and how to navigate through the obstacles an options of each scenario. I can foresee Bill's 24 Steps providing an invaluable cornerstone for my future work in this area." —Robert P.

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