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.
Enhance your leadership skills. Be CEO of your venture for a day and learn what it takes to lead a team, make decisions, and mediate conflict.
Learn of cutting edge developments in innovation and entrepreneurship. Apply this knowledge to the weeks Bootcamp process.
Network with industry experts, build relationships with thought leaders at the cutting edge of the innovation industry though peer to peer collaboration.
Algebra University College
*Submit Round 1 by March 15, 11:59 ET (Boston Time)
May 23 - 29
CROATIA TREK PROGRAM
Dates: May 19 – 22, 2020
Price: Single accommodation $2800 (USD), shared accommodation $2500 (USD)
Location: Pula, Brijuni, Visnjan, Vodnjan, and Zagreb, Croatia
During this three and an half day Trek, you will explore islands off the coast of Pula with local guides, visit scientific and educational hubs of Croatia, and be immersed in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the local area. Additionally, there will be a number of exclusive cultural experiences, including a visit to an unconventional winery, a sunset boat excursion, and exploration of the local cuisine. For a more detailed schedule, please see here.
The Trek is an add-on Program to the MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Zagreb, Croatia. Travel, meals, and accommodation are all included during the Trek. You must be admitted to the Bootcamp in order to be eligble to attend the Trek. Please note the Trek is limited to 30 participants.
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 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 .
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.
What You'll Learn
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
learn more about past bootcamps
what to expect at bootcamp
Who It's For
Past Bootcampers have come from a range 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
MIT Bootcamps Alumni
what past bootcampers have said about their experience
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.
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