MIT/ILP Calendar Event
Entrepreneurship Development Program
This program leverages MIT's culture of high-tech entrepreneurship to help entrepreneurs, corporate venturing executives, high tech 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 high tech 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.
The concepts, tools, and frameworks covered in the program will enable participants to:
- Create, identify, and evaluate new venture opportunities
- Interpret customer needs and quantify the value proposition
- Start and build a successful technology-based company
- Understand how the process of starting new ventures may vary geographically and culturally
- Leverage new science and technologies from corporate or university laboratories
- Develop winning business plans
- Scale startups to be globally successful
- Navigate the venture capital investment process
- Obtain feedback on personal entrepreneurship skills
- Enhance and expand their networks
Past program participant, Joe Tree shares the top five things he learned about business at EDP in his blog. "It's not often your outlook on life changes perceptibly in five short days, but if you ever find yourself enrolled in MIT's Entrepreneurship Development Program, that's exactly what you should expect."
This program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate venture officers, startups, 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.
Titles of past participants have included:
- Managing Director
- Vice President
- Chief Technology Officer
- Director of Knowledge and Technology
- R&D Manager
- Business Development Manager
- Investment Manager
- Venture Manager
- Development Officer
- Head of Innovations and Enterprise
MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus, situated in close proximity to Boston’s Logan International Airport, profits from Boston’s excellent public transportation system and the on-campus Tech Shuttle. The closest subway station is Kendall Square, which acts as a commercial center for MIT and the local community.
ILP members receive a 15% discount on all open enrollment programs, and all 2-day programs, offered through MIT Sloan Executive Education - contact your ILO for details.