Entrepreneurship resources

MIT is filled with resources for the budding student entrepreneur. Some of the resources are also open to alumni.

Classes

Countless classes, from New Enterprises to i-Teams to E-Lab, build entrepreneurship skills and allow students to put entrepreneurship into practice.

Competitions

Competitions available to MIT students include:

  • MIT $100K
  • MIT Clean Energy Prize
  • MIT IDEAS Competition
  • MIT Global Challenge
  • MIT-CHIEF

Student organizations

Several student clubs cover entrepreneurship or various tech-related topics relevant to entrepreneurs.

  • MIT $100K
  • MIT Clean Energy Prize
  • MIT Energy Club | MIT Energy Club at Sloan
  • MIT Entrepreneurship Review
  • MIT Global Startup Workshop
  • MIT Sloan Business Club
  • MIT Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development
  • MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship & Innovation Club
  • MIT Sloan Healthcare Club
  • MIT Sloan Sales Club
  • MIT Sloan Women in Management
  • MIT Startup Club
  • MIT Venture Capital & Private Equity Club

Mentors

The Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship offers for MIT students an Entrepreneurs in Residence program, where accomplished entrepreneurs hold office hours to advise students. MIT's Venture Mentoring Service provides long-term mentoring available to all members of the MIT community, including alumni.

Awards and scholarships

MIT rewards and recognizes student excellence in Entrepreneurship with a range of awards and scholarships. Many are offered through the Entrepreneurship Center, others are independent awards or programs.

  • The Carroll L. Wilson Award: Provides opportunities for MIT graduate students to explore important societal problems or opportunities with international dimensions. The award includes a grant of up to $7,000 to pursue research opportunities overseas.
  • The Patrick J. McGovern, Jr. Award: Given to an individual or team that, in working closely with the Trust Center, has made a significant impact on the quality and overall spirit of entrepreneurship at the Institute. The objective of the award is to motivate future student leaders, raise the profile of student-led organizations, and reward individuals for outstanding achievement in building entrepreneurial excellence.
  • The Ronald I. Heller Grant
  • The David '41 and Lindsay Morgenthaler Fellow
  • The John C. Head III Scholarship
  • The Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring