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Where Are They Now? A Reunion with MIT Business Plan Competition Alumni

Where Are They Now?  A Reunion with MIT Business Plan Competition Alumni

Oct 3, 2013

The end of the spring semester at MIT heralded the close of another year of business plan competitions. In the wake of an exciting conclusion to the Clean Energy Prize (CEP), the $100K Entrepreneurship Competition ($100K), and the IDEAS Global Challenge, and looking ahead to the start of a fresh cycle, I thought I would follow-up with a few business plan...

A Smartphone for the Blind

Say you are running late to a meeting with a friend. You would simply communicate the delay to your friend through a text / call. But what if your friend is blind and can’t read? According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, of which 39 million are people blind[i]. Sumit Dagar has a breakthrough solution to...

Suits in Silicon Valley

Suits in Silicon Valley

Jun 16, 2013

During the month of March, nearly a hundred MBA candidates from MIT Sloan visited Silicon Valley to visit 62 companies, ranging from very early stage companies to titans like Google and Facebook.  We learned that the Bay Area is thriving and picturesque, but would our MBA open doors?  Or are Silicon Valley startups so focused on building cool products that...

A Conversation with Hemi Weingarten, Founder & CEO, Fooducate

A Conversation with Hemi Weingarten, Founder & CEO, Fooducate

Mar 25, 2013

Over the past 5-10 years, numerous web and mobile businesses have been established with the goal of promoting nutrition and fitness in America.  Consider companies such as FitBit and MyFitnessPal that have seen great success by creating more ways for individuals to manage their health.  Earlier this month, we sat down with Hemi Weingarten, Founder and CEO of...

Entrepreneurship in Research: ELLEN WINNER On Why We Need the Arts

Entrepreneurship in Research: ELLEN WINNER On Why We Need the Arts

Mar 6, 2013

Cambridge, MA  —  Meet Ellen Winner, one of the world’s leading authorities on arts education, Professor and Chair of Psychology at Boston College, and a principal investigator at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero. Project Zero, founded in 1967 by philosopher Nelson Goodman, is a pioneer research and learning nexus devoted to...

Immigration Policy as a Tool for American Innovation: A Conversation with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas

Immigration Policy as a Tool for American Innovation: A Conversation with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas

Nov 28, 2012

On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, MIT will welcome to campus the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Alejandro Mayorkas. Director Mayorkas assumed leadership of USCIS in August 2009 and, in October 2011, launched the Entrepreneurs in Residence initiative. The Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative is designed to guide USCIS in...