MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

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The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) is a multi-year program for multi-organization, cross-functional teams. The program is designed to help regions facilitate economic development and social progress through the creation of an actionable strategy to support innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE). As part of the program, participants attend three day workshops twice a year for at least two years, where they are exposed to the theory and practice of developing regional clusters of innovation-based entrepreneurship.

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MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Location: Multiple
Tuition: $300,000 (covers tuition for two years for entire team of 5-8 participants)
Program Days (for certificate credit): 16

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The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (reap.mit.edu) provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems. We achieve this by translating research insights into practical frameworks, convening stakeholders focused on IDE, and educating regional leaders through team-based interaction to achieve economic and social progress.


Translate, Convene, Educate.

- Translate research and expertise into practical frameworks, approaches and actions with widespread global application.
- Convene stakeholders (corporate, risk capital, entrepreneur, university and government) from ecosystems around the world to build a community for collaboration and learning.
- Educate regional innovation ecosystem leaders through team-based learning to facilitate meaningful economic and social outcomes.


Mechanisms to Learn and Engage:

- Translate: Case studies, frameworks, podcasts, videos, regional write-ups.
- Convene: Conferences, workshops, Global Innovation Network, webinars.
- Educate: Two-year program for regions who engage as teams (representing key stakeholders).

Fiona Murray on Boston's Innovation Culture and REAP

Boston is ranked the top city of the global innovation economy. Fiona Murray, Associate Dean of Innovation at MIT Sloan, spoke with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss how Boston acquired this status, what it means, and how she helps other regions boost their own economies.

REAP 2015 at Istana in Singapore

President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore hosted the 2015 REAP cohort's MIT Global Innovation Dinner at his estate, Istana.