From Cambridge to Brazil: Why MIT Bootcamps continues going global

From Cambridge to Brazil: Why MIT Bootcamps continues going global Written by Flávia Milhorance The MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp took place in Latin America for the first time. On July 28, 2018, innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the eighth edition of the Bootcamp. This was an intensive, week-long program, gathering 123 students...

How to leverage an MIT Bootcamp for career transition

Learn how Vanessa, Harry, and Sue accelerated their professional journeys at an MIT Bootcamp Written by Flávia Milhorance Physiotherapist Vanessa Gurie, 38, has not slept much for the past few months. During an interview on a Tuesday night, she detailed her non-stop routine dedicated to her new venture: I-Ophthalmology, a startup that will use artificial intelligence to...

Rio Trek: How to turn local culture into innovative businesses

Written by Flávia Milhorance From a fashion brand pioneer in sustainable design to one of the biggest music festivals in the world, a three-day expedition unveiled the ecosystem of innovation in Rio de Janeiro through the voices of local change-makers. The experience was part of the Rio Innovation Trek, a program that provides a rare opportunity...

MIT Professor Bill Aulet shares 7 lessons every entrepreneur must know

Written by Flávia Milhorance Entrepreneurs are not born; they are made. Managing director at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, Bill Aulet, not only gave this invaluable insight but also broke down a strategy for launching and accelerating startups in a Bootcamp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July. The MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp...

Emmanuel Adegboye Entrepreneurship — A Pathway to Sustainable Development in Africa

Without adequate entrepreneurship education and business support, Africa faces a very uncertain future. This might sound like a bold statement but here are some interesting statistics about Africa: Nigeria is expected to be the 3rd most populous country by 2050 with a population of over 300 million while several other African countries are projected to have more…

Arthur Chen 7 Lessons from MIT Bootcamp

Back in September 2017, I attended an entrepreneurship Bootcamp run by MIT. It was intense. For six sleepless days, we began new ventures and took them from conception to launch-readiness. We put our existing startups and projects on hold so that we could start something new without preconceptions. It’s difficult to put into words the lessons I…

Basit Chaudhry Revamping the Healthcare Industry

Basit Chaudhry, an internal medicine physician, medical technologist, and CEO of Tuple Health, Inc., began his entrepreneurial journey after leaving his research position with IBM Research to develop Tuple Health. As Tuple Health has grown the catalytic community and support of the MIT Bootcamps has been key. “Just an amazing experience”, exclaimed Basit. “It’s been…

Hiro Tien Brunei Businessman Breaks the Mold at MIT Bootcamp

For Hiro Tien, an ambitious entrepreneur from the South-East Asian nation of Brunei, the constraints of a tiny home market were fast becoming apparent. Having established several successful ventures in the oil-dependent nation of just 500,000 – including a leading e-commerce company and a fast-growing escape-games business – Tien sought new ways to expand to…

Nidhi Sharma Bringing the Bootcamp Experience back to India

Nidhi Sharma began her entrepreneurial journey in India. After graduating from college with an Electrical Engineering degree, she founded Ukhaad Electronics, which runs workshops and training to introduce colleges and schools in India to STEM subjects. Nidhi Sharma’s business was profitable and growing, but she felt she needed a unique education in entrepreneurship and innovation…