MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamps
The MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is an intensive, week-long new ventures leadership program that gives bootcampers a taste of drinking from the firehose that all MIT students experience. It is a nexus connecting entrepreneurs from around the world to the entrepreneurship and innovation eco-system surrounding the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Experience the highs and lows of a startup in one week
Admission to MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is highly selective. Many will apply. Only a few will make it through bootcamp.
Join a global community
MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp attract a diverse group of people from around the world. Starting a company can be lonely. But, it doesn’t have to be.
Learn more about your own strengths and weaknesses. Working with teammates whose native tongue may not be English, not only helps you become a better listener but also more open-minded.
Mens et Manus
MIT was founded on the principle of “mens et manus” or learning by doing. At MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, the learning takes place not only in the classroom, by also by starting up a company in a week.
Pitch to Investors
At the end of the week, teams will pitch their startup idea to angel investors and venture capitalists. Receive honest feedback from actual investors before going out to fundraise.
Bill Aulet - Managing Director
Bill Aulet is the Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and also a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The Center is responsible for entrepreneurship across all five schools at MIT starting with education but also extending well outside the class room with student clubs, conferences, competitions, networking events, awards, hackathons, student trips, and accelerators.
Bill teaches numerous classes each semester (introductory to advanced entrepreneurship courses) in addition to his responsibilities of running the Center. His work has won numerous awards including the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring at MIT.
During his time running the Center, Bill has conceived, designed, and overseen the implementation of many new innovative programs including: the MIT Clean Energy Prize, Trust Center TV, Energy Ventures Class, Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP), MIT Entrepreneurship Review, Entrepreneurial Product Marketing and Development Class, Linked Data Ventures Class, Founders Skills Accelerator, t=0 Entrepreneurship Festival, Beehive Cooperative, Entrepreneurs Walk of Fame, Corporate Innovators Sponsor Group, Applications of Advanced Entrepreneurial Techniques (GSD Ninjas), and Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator.
Prior to joining MIT, Bill had a 25-year track record of success in business himself. He has directly raised more than $100 million in funding for his companies and more importantly has led to the creation of hundreds of millions of dollars in market value in those companies.
Today, in addition to his work at MIT, Bill works with individuals and companies to become more successful through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. From single entrepreneurs trying to launch new ventures all the way up to large multi-billion dollar corporations seeking to achieve their goals through entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and innovation. He also serves on the board of directors or advisors for a number of companies. He is a regularly featured speaker at management leadership programs on topics such as entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial marketing, technology innovation, creating sustainable and rapid profitable growth, financing strategies, and operational excellence.
Elaine Chen - Entrepreneur in Residence
Elaine is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she teaches entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship, primary market research, and and organization development for new ventures.
Elaine is a startup veteran and product strategy consultant who has brought numerous hardware and software products to market. As founder and managing director of ConceptSpring, she works with executives and leaders of entrepreneurial teams in established businesses to help them set up and run new product innovation initiatives with the speed and agility of a startup.
She is the author of the book, Bringing a Hardware Product to Market: Navigating the Wild Ride from Concept to Mass Production.
Elaine has previously served at the VP level in engineering and product management at several startups, including Rethink Robotics, Zeo, Zeemote and SensAble Technologies. She has built, grown, and nurtured several technical organizations from the ground up. She is a coinventor on 22 patents, and has managed IP portfolio strategies for several startups. Her experience spans many industry verticals, including consumer electronics, collaborative and industrial robotics for manufacturing and warehouse applications, design software for product development and medical and dental applications, IT solutions for apparel design, manufacturing and retail, as well as consumer-facing hardware and software solutions in omni-channel retail.
Elaine holds a BS and an MS in mechanical engineering from MIT.
Please review the entire application before attempting to complete it.
The application consists of the following sections:
– Personal Information
– Essay Questions
– Video Introduction
– References & Recommendation
– MIT Entrepreneurship MOOCs
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MIT awards a handful of scholarships to exceptional candidates based on merit, not need. The scholarship will cover tuition, room, board, and travel to MIT Bootcamp. Do not let the cost deter you from applying.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, please submit your application by December 15, 2016, 11:59 PM (Boston time)
Final application deadline
January 31, 2017
Early Bird Deadline – December 1, 2016
Scholarship Deadline – December 15, 2016
Final Application Deadline – January 31, 2017
March 26-31, 2017
Please plan to arrive latest by March 24, 2017 and include additional time after the bootcamp to network and tour Queensland’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
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