MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Zagreb, Croatia, EU | May 23-29, 2020

MIT BOOTCAMP PROGRAM

The MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is an accelerated-learning program by MIT Bootcamps for students to learn and practice leadership and innovation principles taught at MIT.

  • You will come out the other end armed with a toolkit for innovation in the digital space and beyond.
  • What’s more, you will join a global community of innovators passionate about solving global challenges.
  • You will attend lectures on innovation 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.

Learning areas

Location

Algebra University College

Zagreb, Croatia

Application Deadline

February 15*

2020

*Submit Round 1 by February 15, 12 midnight ET (Boston Time)

Bootcamp Dates

May 23 - 29

2020

Why Croatia?

Upskilling, reskilling, and digital entrepreneurship

With a rising digital sector and a plethora of ‘smart’ companies, Croatia is poised to become a new innovation playground for large and small economies alike. In January 2020, Croatia will take the presidency of the European Union for the following six months. During this time, addressing upskilling, reskilling, digital entrepreneurship, innovation, and knowledge transfer will be a focal point of Croatian officials. Emphasis on the global competitiveness of individuals and companies, particularly in the ICT and digital sector, is a driving force behind the Croatian start-up ecosystem and at the heart of the intersection of business, education, and creative talents.

As a partner in the educational sector, Algebra is the largest private education institution in Croatia, enrolling more than 15,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, MBA programs, adult education, lifelong learning, junior programs, and professional certification courses. Through all of their activities, projects and education programs, Algebra focuses on applied knowledge, entrepreneurship and self-employment in the digital area. Strong ties with innovative companies and self-sustainable incubators and accelerators make Algebra University the most prominent startup supporter in their entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Admissions

Criteria

Admissions to the Bootcamp is highly selective. The most successful Bootcampers display and articulate the following qualities during their admissions process: the capacity for calculated risk, open and critical thinking, focus on community and inititative with follow-through. Be prepared to talk about your experience in these four areas when you apply. Read more about our Admissions Process .

Tuition

$6500

The tuition includes all program costs and meals for the duration of the Bootcamp. Please note you will still be responsible for costs of travel and accommodation. Tuition is in USD.

Refund Policy and Terms and Conditions

What You'll Learn

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Mens et Manus

MIT was founded on the principle of “mens et manus” or learning by doing. At the MIT Bootcamps, the learning takes place not only teaching sessions, peer learning, mentorship, feedback, and workshops.

Learning Experience

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

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Who It's For

Past Bootcampers have come from a range of backgrounds

MIT Bootcamps Alumni

what past bootcampers have said about their experience

bootcamper profiles

Margarita Camus

Written by Samantha Costanzo Carleton Many of the attendees at any given MIT Bootcamp are there to learn about entrepreneurship because they’ve already founded their own companies. Many more are seriously considering becoming founders themselves. Margarita Camus, who attended the Brisbane, Australia Bootcamp in February 2019, falls into a category all her own: She was there...
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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…

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Getting Ready

Preparation

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.

Visa and travel

If you require a visa to travel to Croatia please apply as soon as possible. For details whether or not you’re required to obtain visa to enter the Republic of Croatia, please refer to the web page of Croatian’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. If admitted, please use your admissions letter to the Bootcamp as a supporting document if required.

Additional resources you may find helpful

You can share the following documents with sponsors so they can understand more about the Bootcamp:

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!

Do you have what it takes?

Apply to the MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp!