The Martin Trust Center acts as a resource in a variety of ways including:

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  • Entrepreneurs in Residence, highly experienced professionals who focus on mentoring and coaching aspiring entrepreneurs;
  • Oversight of a complete entrepreneurial curriculum of classes including the Entrepreneurship & Innovation track for MIT Sloan MBA candidates;
  • A full array of programs and events including the week-long t=0 entrepreneurship festival to kick off the school year each September all the way through to MIT delta v, a fully immersive, three-month summer accelerator program that is the capstone of the MIT entrepreneurial experience;
  • The BU Law Clinic, free legal guidance from BU School of Law students in the areas of intellectual property, technology, cyberlaw, and other entrepreneurial issues;
  • Support for numerous student organizations and groups across campus as well as competitions like the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and MIT Clean Energy Prize, to hackathons such as Hacking Arts and Hacking Medicine;
  • The Sector Practice Leaders program for specialized events and opportunities in specific industries (Creative Arts, EdTech, Energy & Water, FinTech, and Healthcare);
  • 24/7 access to the Center and its resources, including meeting rooms and co-working space for teams plus a café and kitchen with free coffee, espresso, ramen noodles, and granola bars; and the ProtoWorks makerspace, which allows for prototyping through 3D printing, laser cutter, electronics, and other tools.

The Trust Center and its staff take zero equity in the companies that receive guidance. The only goal is the long-term entrepreneurial success of MIT students.

Programs | Events | Opportunities

Academics
MIT’s motto, “mens et manus” (mind and hand), is an integral part of MIT’s academic culture and the center’s broad array of entrepreneurship classes. These classes combine theory and practice to give students the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned within the curriculum.

Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs)
EIRs are based in the Trust Center and share their extensive entrepreneurial and executive experience in industry settings with students and teams who are looking to become entrepreneurs and foster ideas into successful companies.

Professional Advisors
Professional Advisors are highly qualified industry experts and entrepreneurs located throughout the country who offer their time and expertise to provide later-stage guidance to MIT students in accordance with the honest broker policy.

Sector Practice Leaders
The Martin Trust Center Sector Practice Leaders Program promotes the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation activities within specific industry areas, to complement the general and functional skills and knowledge students gain in the center’s other programs.

MIT Launch
MIT Launch is a four-week entrepreneurship program for high school students, teaching them the entrepreneurial skill set and mindset through starting real companies.

MIT delta v
MIT delta v is an educational accelerator for MIT student entrepreneurs to help them accelerate their growth in building viable, sustainable ventures. The program is a capstone educational opportunity for MIT entrepreneurs before they launch into the real world.

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