The MIT Technology & Innovation Bootcamp is an accelerated-learning program by MIT Bootcamps for students to learn and practice leadership and innovation principles taught at MIT. In addition, learners will have lectures from MIT professors and scientists on Robotics, AI, and IoT.
You will come out the other end armed with a toolkit for innovation and understanding the potential of these technologies.
What’s more, you will join a global community of innovators passionate about technology’s role in solving global challenges.
You will attend lectures on innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship from MIT instructors, and work on project teams to start a new venture in one week.
In one week, the Bootcamp will provide you with experiences innovators face in the first 1-2 years of a new venture.
It’s time to innovate! Join our global innovation community. We are an inclusive meritocracy.
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General Application Deadline
*Submit Round 1 by November 30, 12am ET (Boston Time)
March 23 - 29
Marunouchi and Otemachi
Venues provided by
Global Business Hub Tokyo
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What's unique about attending the MIT Technology & Innovation Bootcamp?
Receive immediate feedback and coaching from MIT instructors and coaches.
Accelerate your professional and personal development in an intensive, fun, and supportive environment.
Join a global community of innovators passionate about solving challenges through innovation.
Bootcampers are expected to be active learning partners with other Bootcampers and coaches. Lectures are interactive and project time is driven by the team.
Throughout the program, Bootcampers will learn and practice a variety of new skills related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
They will learn directly from MIT instructors, coaches, and guest speakers as well as through their experiences in project teams.
Each Bootcamper has the opportunity to be CEO, leading the team through its project work for a day. Active learning is an experience, and in one week, the Bootcamp provides participants many experiences most entrepreneurs and innovators face in the first 1-2 years of a new venture.
Develop Innovation-Driven Venture Skills
- Identify, define, and characterize problems
- Spot opportunities for innovation
- Segment and analyze opportunities
- Evaluate and choose innovation diffusion pathways
- Evaluate and choose models of new ventures
- Conduct customer and market research both qualitatively and quantitatively
- Design customer journey
- Establish foundation of product development
- Evaluate and choose market strategy
- Develop an in depth understanding of your customer
- Identify and quantify sources of value
- Map and influence customer decision making process
And much more from MIT's innovation frameworks, world-class experts and innovators...
What to Expect at Bootcamp
Here's what past Bootcampers have said about their experience...
Who is the Bootcamp for?
Past Bootcampers have come from a diversity of backgrounds:
- Early stage entrepreneurs
- Serial entrepreneurs
- Individuals in transition or looking for a career change
- Doctors, lawyers, and other service based professionals
- Graduate students & researchers
- Innovation managers
- Family business owners
- Product managers
- NGO leaders
- Corporate professionals
- Designers & creatives
- Professors & educators
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To Be Announced
The team at MIT selects the best applicants to create a cohort of innovators with the potential to change the world. The application process consists of two rounds:
Submit background information, resume, and 60-second video introduction
After completing the Video Interview, you will receive an admissions decision for the Bootcamp
NOTE: admissions are conducted on a rolling basis! The sooner you apply to the Bootcamp, the sooner the team will process your application.
*USD. Covers program and food for the duration of the MIT Technology & Innovation Bootcamp. Please note you will still be responsible for cost of travel and accommodation. Please don't worry about the cost to attend, just apply.
Fundraising - The Entrepreneurship Challenge
For each program, we can only offer scholarships to a handful of candidates, so if you are admitted, please do not wait to come up with funding until we have made scholarship decisions and let your ability to attend be determined by this decision.
The MIT Technology & Innovation Bootcamp journey does not start on the first day of the program but rather from the moment you begin your application. If you are unable to self-fund, sponsorship, crowdfunding, and other scholarships are potential sources of funding for tuition. Researching the appropriate sources and crafting your message to approach them and convince them to invest in your future are skills that you will practice often on your journey as a successful innovator. Instead of seeing raising funds for tuition as an obstacle or setback, see it as a challenge to overcome as an innovator.
You can share the following documents with sponsors so they can understand more about the MIT Technology & Innovation Bootcamp:
If you require a tourist visa to travel to the Japan please apply as soon as possible. Please use your admissions letter to the Bootcamp as a supporting document if required.
How should you prepare for the Bootcamp?
Take the MIT Bootcamps MOOCs. MIT’s motto is mens et manus - minds and hands - theory plus practice or action learning. MIT Bootcamps are more than a semester’s worth of work in 6 days. To be best prepared to internalize and practice everything you learn during the program (action learning), we recommend you complete the four MIT Bootcamps MOOCs (theory) before the start of the program. Each course (6-8 modules each) can be completed over a couple days if that’s all you do (we don’t recommend this), or over two to three weeks at a more relaxed pace.
User innovation: A Pathway to Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your Customer?
Entrepreneurship 102: Do you have a product?
Entrepreneurship 103: Show Me the Money!