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Category: Entrepreneurship

How to attract an investment in your startup with four documents

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 13 days ago

David Ciccarelli

When it comes to raising capital for your startup, it can be an overwhelming but necessary step in order to scale your business. In a recent Forbes article, 2018 MIT Platform Strategy Summit attendee and Voices.com CEO David Ciccarelli identifies four documents that are key to helping you raise capital for your company: a one-page company profile, a confidential information memorandum, a pitch deck, and a financial model.

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How to tackle common challenges faced by startup executives

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 21 days ago

Entrepreneurship challenges and solutions from Bill Aulet

Entrepreneurs of innovation-driven startups face unique challenges. A recent article shares some insights from the perspective of MIT Sloan Professor and entrepreneurship guru Bill Aulet, and we have added some additional Aulet wisdom in this post. Learn what determines a successful growth strategy, how effective leaders can redefine their jobs as their startups grow, and more.

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MIT’s Trish Cotter says female entrepreneurs make a difference

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 27 days ago

MIT's Trish Cotter says female entrepreneurs make a difference

Women’s History Month is a reminder to all of us to reflect on how we can encourage women to speak up, be heard, and support each other. Entrepreneurship can be a path to channeling that that energy and creating positive outcomes, according to Trish Cotter, Director of the Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In a recent blog post for BostInno, Cotter writes, "Stop saying ‘I’m sorry’ and start saying ‘I’m ready to make a difference.’"

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Partnering with universities in innovation ecosystems: How to unlock more value

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months and 13 days ago

Businesses partner with higher education to foster innovation

Collaborations with colleges and universities have become de rigueur for businesses that want to get and stay ahead of the competition. Recent research by MIT Sloan Professor Fiona Murray suggest that there are several scenarios that drive these connections, such as a desire to discover new talent, a need to solve short- and long-term problems, or simply a wish to supplement an existing knowledge base.

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Educated Self — My MIT Journey

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months ago

Bill Aulet and Calley Russell at the Entrepreneurship Development Program

I’ve never really bought into the idea of entrepreneurship as an education choice. I’ve kinda always believed that running a company is best figured out by doing instead of being told how to do it. So when the chance arose to attend the Entrepreneur Development Program at MIT run by Bill Aulet I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve previously read some of his work and always thought he was an interesting teacher but a full week of classes, group work and speakers? Was that really me? Would I really learn much from it? Would it be a good use of my time?

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Are companies like GE suffering from a lack of entrepreneurial thinking?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 13 days ago

Are companies like GE suffering from a lack of entrepreneurial thinking?

You have likely heard the news—General Electric announced it is considering breaking itself up into smaller units after poor shareholder returns last year. Its GE Capital insurance portfolio will take a $6.2 billion after-tax charge for the fourth quarter of 2017. In a recent opinion piece in the Boston Globe, our own Bill Aulet, Professor of the Practice and Managing Director of The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, wrote that he was overcome with sadness when he heard the news.

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Poets & Quants names Bill Aulet a 2017 Favorite Teacher

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 19 days ago

Bill Aulet a Poets & Quants Favorite Professor 2017

The Poets & Quants "Favorite MBA Professors of 2017" are a fascinating and eclectic mix of academics and practitioners, ranging from a fortune 500 CEO to a professor of finance who has broken powerlifting records to a regulator who collaborates with none other than Bernie Madoff in the classroom. Among these ten top profs is our own Bill Aulet. Find out what makes him an extraordinary teacher.

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Ready to go from idea to start-up in just one week?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 9 months and 15 days ago

Bill Aulet's 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

At MIT, we think about entrepreneurship differently. To us, entrepreneurship is not a science nor an art; it’s a craft that can be honed. We also teach entrepreneurship differently than other institutions. In a recent webinar, Bill Aulet, Professor of the Practice and Managing Director of The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, explains how our Entrepreneurship Development program (EDP) helps entrepreneurs and corporate venturing intrapreneurs go from idea to start-up in just one week.

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