MIT Launch Summer brings together high school students from all over the US and world each summer to MIT campus to become entrepreneurs in a 4-week program. This experience connects students to many of the best entrepreneurial networks and leaders across campus for instruction and best practices, engraining them in the MIT culture of Mens et Manus - mind and hand.
Through Launch Clubs, school entrepreneurship clubs are being started at schools around the world, with teams becoming entrepreneurs and starting real companies. The first year involved around 20 schools of Launch alumni with about 100 companies started. Finalists were invited to a mentorship and pitch competition at MIT in the spring of 2015. Launch Clubs has expanded to almost 100 schools this year.
LaunchX is a new online course aimed at guiding first-time entrepreneurs through the steps of starting a company, helping to overcome the hurdles to making that first step to launching something new. The course registration has just opened and is available now on edX / MITx. Register for FREE here.
MIT Launch is a part of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. That means a few things:
We follow MIT’s Standards of Excellence and Rigor in education, advising and practical experience. True to the motto of MIT, in all of our courses and throughout our activities, we operate on a hybrid model that fuses academic and practitioner perspectives - Mens et Manus. Plus, we are an honest broker: No one at MIT Launch will ever take a part of the new companies that we nurture and assist.
The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship works closely with other MIT departments, labs, centers and groups to connect students with the best entrepreneurship programming across the Institute. Plus, it hosts a family of programs that Launch is proud to be a part of.
We will continually try new programs and activities to be able to have a bigger reach and impact through entrepreneurship education. If we fail, we learn in the process. When we succeed, we aim to scale rapidly. We are educators. Our goal is your success.