StartMIT Inspires Students to Become Entrepreneurs

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Join entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors to explore the future of innovation in the Boston area and beyond.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

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Welcome to StartMIT 2018! ¬†We are very excited for this year’s two-and-a-half-week program, which exposes undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to various entrepreneurial pathways.

During this IAP course, our students will hear from leaders in innovation, participate in activities to refine their projects, and attend events with alumni and other leaders in the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem. They will also work with mentors to seek advice and guidance on their ideas, and travel to several field trips to experience the startup culture. We are thrilled that several of the teams who have participated in our program have gone on to start their own companies and explore entrepreneurship activities. As a part of the program, our students will have an understanding of the resources and opportunities available to them during their time at MIT and beyond.

We invite you to learn more about our program through our website and we are pleased to introduce you to our planning committee.


Anantha P. Chandrakasan
Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dean, School of Engineering

David Schmittlein
John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

StartMIT Planning Committee

Steering Chairs
Anantha Chandrakasan
David Schmittlein

Program Chairs
Jinane Abounadi
Bill Aulet
Trish Cotter

Program Manager
Carly Chase

Senior Program Coordinator
Myung-Hee Vabulas

Dorothy Curtis
Suzana Lisanti

Special Events
William Tilden

Leadership Giving
Emily Cefalo

Administrative Support
Alicia Carelli
Maria del Carmen Levy
Rachida Kernis

Heather Fraser
Carrie Watkins

Media Relations
Anne Stuart

Myron “Fletch” Freeman

John Maher
Jarina Shrestha