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Jamshid Hashimi
Software Engineer in Afghanistan Turned Global Social Entrepreneur

Jamshid Hashimi, the founder of CodeWeekend in Afghanistan, had dreams that soared beyond his country.  CodeWeekend was a developer community teaching people in the war-torn country technology skills for the global economy.   “I wanted to scale CodeWeekend, so that it could be applicable in other countries,” says Jamshid. “I wanted to make it a…

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Laurie Stach

Speaker & Mentor Laurie Stach is an MIT instructor, founder and executive director of MIT Launch high school entrepreneurship program, and Commander of MIT ProtoWorks maker space. Laurie brings together a unique combination of engineering and design background with business experience to engage and inspire others, plus create real change in education. She has a degree in…

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Jin Wu & Jakub Chudik
From MOOC to Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to MIT

Two students with entrepreneurial spirit found their way into the Class of 2020 through MITx. Office of Digital Learning May 19, 2016 Entrepreneurs share a lot in common: Determination. Passion. Ingenuity. And in the case of two students enrolling at MIT this fall: A path shaped by MITx. While everyone takes a different road to…

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Miranda & Laurent
Finance professional & engineer met
and co-founded a social enterprise

The MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp teaches established business professionals entrepreneurial best practices.  The goal is to build on one’s experience and adapt it to starting a new venture.  But the Bootcamp also serves an additional role – meeting co-founders. Such was the case with Miranda Phua and Laurent Savaëte, both graduates of the inaugural MIT…

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Anders Røpke
From Wind Power to
Machine Learning

Wind power industry expert, Anders Røpke has worked in offshore wind power generation for almost a decade. He has designed, constructed and operated wind farms. But over time he began to feel a sense of distance from his career.  He was good at his job and the job paid well, but something was missing. “I…