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: $11,400 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 5

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This program leverages MIT's culture of high-tech entrepreneurship to help entrepreneurs, corporate venturing executives, startup companies, 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 local startup companies, 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 training and practical experience developing a business plan, while networking events bring participants together with members of MIT’s entrepreneurial community.


“Hands down the best learning experience ever in my life. Life changing, practical and engaging, taught by the top faculty in the field, you'll meet top entrepreneurs and hear their stories, you'll build an amazing network, be part of the MIT ecosystem, and above all you'll be having some serious fun. Bill Aulet is just great. This is a must for anyone who wants to start an innovation driven business/startup. . . I wish I have done this one before I started my company back in 2012. Simply, you will leave knowing exactly what you need to do from idea stage (defining your market and customer) till how to scale up your business. You will also understand how to present to investors to raise funds.”—Tarek F.

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