Entrepreneurship is more than a mindset—it's a skill set. Which is why MIT Sloan Executive Education offers a weeklong program dedicated to the entire venture creation process. The Entrepreneurship Development Program proves that the recipe for a successful start-up can be taught and draws from MIT's vast culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Through captivating lectures, guest speakers, group discussions, and idea pitching, participants are exposed to the content, context, and contacts that enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful new ventures based on innovative technologies. 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.
The next session of the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) is fast approaching (January 20–25, 2019). We hope you’ll join aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world for an immersive, inspiring week to learn the entire venture creation process—from generating ideas to building viable businesses.
Want to know what sets EDP apart from other entrepreneurship programs? Here’s what a few of our participants have to say:
Pilot, United Airlines
C-17 Aircraft Commander, U.S. Air Force Reserve
MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management
“EDP was an amazing week-long program. It covered a lot of what my team had been doing, but it provided structure. I also learned this was more than a program—MIT is a diverse and innovative ecosystem complete with support. I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of the Sloan community. It’s hard to describe how transformative this program is without experiencing it firsthand. With a class full of global executives and entrepreneurs, you can definitely feel the entrepreneurial spirit.” Read More
“I was honestly amazed by the level of instruction. The teachers were extremely well versed in their areas of expertise. I was hammering them with questions. We even exchanged emails from time to time. The program also offered frank and honest interplay with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and venture capitalists … Ultimately, I was shocked at how good EDP was." Read more
Co-Founder and Board Member, 8D Technologies, Inc
“I was intrigued by the opportunity to learn from peers, particularly individuals who had achieved the level of success I envisioned for myself and the team at 8D. What turned out to be a small investment—spending a few days on the MIT campus to learn more about entrepreneurship—manifested itself into the opportunity to seize an emerging, and nearly limitless market. In my view, that's a tremendous ROI.” Read More
Dr. John Breslin
“An added benefit of EDP was not just the fantastic lecturers and classes, but the visits to ecosystem players like Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) ... I should also add that the EDP alumni network is fantastic—I’ve stayed in touch with many of my classmates and already they have helped me, and I have helped them with various efforts.” Read more
“EDP blew through my very high expectations. We heard from the best lecturers—industry experts and entrepreneurs who have made a big impact using the 24-step framework. Being surrounded by these participants and faculty gave me a lot of energy—I didn’t even feel the pace and the 14-hour days until the week was over. It was a life-changing experience for me.” Read more
EDP is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate venture officers, and those who would like to develop or strengthen a climate of entrepreneurship in their corporations, universities, and regions. Teams of entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs are encouraged to attend the program together with university staff and/or development professionals from their region. Join us for this program in January and become a part of MIT’s global entrepreneurial network.