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Why Atlanta Should Be Your Next Start-Up HQ

Why Atlanta Should Be Your Next Start-Up HQ

Nov 26, 2012

Atlanta, a relatively unknown player in the start-up universe has a lot to offer budding entrepreneurs. Self-starters should give Atlanta a chance to be their next home. Most entrepreneurs rightly consider San Francisco to be the #1 city for starting a company. It has abundant talent (great universities), excellent physical (air and sea ports) and technical...

Sexifying Manufacturing

Sexifying Manufacturing

May 25, 2012

A 2012 salary survey by IndustryWeek found that only 2% of survey respondents in the manufacturing industry are 21 to 29 years old. Students interviewed for this article characterized manufacturing as slow, out of date and, simply put, unsexy. The lack of interest in manufacturing from the younger generation erodes the industry’s future in two ways. First,...

Startups Suck

Startups Suck

Mar 12, 2011

As one of the 3 original founders of the MIT Entrepreneurship Review, I have a unique perspective on the startup phase of the organization.  I remember the 80-hour weeks (plus a full class schedule!), sleepless nights thinking about making the organization better, and the sometimes painful consensus-driven decisions.  I recall worrying about...

Leveraging Data to Transform a Dinosaur

Leveraging Data to Transform a Dinosaur

Aug 24, 2010

The MIT SENSEable Lab is following trash from the home to the landfill. This is why you should care. Do you know where your trash goes after you put it at the curb?  If not, then you are in good company.  According to a 2006 poll reported by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, about 1 in 3 US citizens do not know either.[1]  Every week,...

East Meets West: 5 Observations on Silicon Valley from an MIT Sloan Perspective

East Meets West: 5 Observations on Silicon Valley from an MIT Sloan Perspective

Mar 26, 2010

In January, a class of 90 MIT Sloan students traveled to Silicon Valley as part of the annual MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship & Innovation Class Trek. Our purpose was to take a deeper look into the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the West Coast. We were keenly interested in entrepreneurial trends, local investment wisdom, and the Silicon Valley culture. Here are our...