Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 14 days ago
If you’re ready to light your entrepreneurial spark, MIT wants you to succeed. We teamed up with Professor Bill Aulet of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship to assemble a collection of resources to help you launch your venture. The Entrepreneurship Toolkit includes links to articles and blog posts, a complimentary webinar, and more.
Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 26 days ago
It is an understatement to say that Suraj Kripalani is passionate about social ventures. Like many participants of MIT Sloan Executive Education programs, he’s interested in making an impact on the world. However, few take that charge quite as seriously as this former finance executive.
Kripalani attended the week-long, 2017 session of the Entrepreneurship Development Program and said it was not what he expected. “In fact, it blew through my very high expectations. Completely. And here’s why."
“Once upon a time, Amazon sold only books. Bezos’s initial focus on books constitutes the greatest execution of a beachhead marketing strategy ever.” Emerging entrepreneurs can learn valuable lessons from Bezos’s approach.
Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 13 days ago
When you think of entrepreneurs, what beliefs and traits come to mind? It’s quite possible your holding on to one or more misconceptions about what entrepreneurship is and what it requires. And if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur yourself, such misperceptions could be getting in your way.
Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 16 days ago
This week, MIT Sloan Executive Education is hosting Mass Innovation Nights 101 (#MIN101), the Boston region’s premier monthly startup showcase and networking event. This month’s event, to be held on Wednesday, August 9th, will be held at MIT’s Samberg Conference Center and will feature new startups influencing innovation and tackling process improvement.
“Over the last eight years, we’ve built a successful social media-powered group that has worked together to support local entrepreneurs,” said Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women. “It’s really a great example of how much a group can accomplish working together, without huge budgets and expensive tools.” Carlton adds, “as a major global driver of innovation, MIT is a natural partner for us.”
Free-of-charge and open to the public, monthly Mass Innovation Nights events feature business experts, networking, tabletop demos, and presentations from the winners of an online vote taken before the event. Here are the innovations participating in Mass Innovation Nights 101:
Openbridge is an integration platform that helps teams harness the power of performance data across a variety of sources, including social networks, video platforms, and web analytics tools.
TwelveJobs uses detailed information from job seekers and employers to algorithmically help find the perfect match.
WatchRx uses a smartwatch to help the elderly take their medications on time and to live independently in their homes as long as possible.
Vinolytics simplifies wine management, offering what to drink when, what it is worth, where it comes from and how to buy or sell it.
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