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Making the Right Decision: International Student Edition

Today's post is brought to you by Launch Alum, Tak-Ho Lee. Summer programs are important. They teach you valuable skills you can’t exactly learn in school; they create long-lasting relationships; they introduce you to people all around the world with... Continue Reading →

Why I Chose to Learn Entrepreneurship at MIT Launch (and Why You Should Too)

Today's post is brought to you by Launch Alum, Sean Ojha.  My name is Sean Ojha, and I’m a Launch ’16 alum. MIT Launch gave me the most immersive entrepreneurial experience of my entire life, endowed me with a powerful... Continue Reading →

How Nakul Goel Became a High School Entrepreneur

I remember finding out about Launch two hours before the application deadline was due. The minute I opened the Launch website, there was a picture that gave me goosebumps. In the picture high school students were studying in an MIT... Continue Reading →

Launch Stories: Isha Mayor, Massachusetts

My experience at Launch was quite unique and I loved it. I associate Launch with my experiences from interacting with the people I had the opportunity to meet. My favorite part was listening to incredible speakers during lessons and entrepreneur... Continue Reading →

Launch Stories: Reginald Fils, Boston

I can vividly remember sitting in my school library talking to my teacher about what I hoped to fulfill for the upcoming summer. The weather outside was an ordinary 40 degrees, but this did not stop the conversation, it actually... Continue Reading →

Launch Stories: Gabi Fullam, Ireland

When I applied for Launch, I didn't really consider the fact that I might ACTUALLY get in. It was more a far away cloudy dream. I had no idea that this dream would materialize in front of me into something... Continue Reading →

Why Rodrigo Ruz Followed His Passion for Entrepreneurship from Mexico to Massachusetts

Being accepted into Launch was a valuable recognition that told me: “You are on the right track." Fortunately, I have learned to use my time not doing the things a college, job or someone else expects me to do; but rather... Continue Reading →

Quenching My Thirst for Adventure by Learning to Start a Company

This article is by Launch alumna, Kiara Wahnschafft. I never really had a comfort zone growing up. I was often the newbie on soccer teams that had been composed of the same group since elementary school. I walked into theatre camps... Continue Reading →

International Students at Launch

For students who live outside of the United States, MIT Launch seems like another world away. From the moment they click “submit” for their application to the moment they arrive Launch, there is a tremendous buildup of anticipation, excitement and perhaps... Continue Reading →

Why Launch?

It's a huge decision to pick up and move to MIT for the summer to start a company.  You could be at home watching reruns and hanging out with friends, starting a company on your own, or attending another program.  But... Continue Reading →

Is MIT Launch Worth It?

By: Nate Friedman If this post title appealed to you, you’re among the applicants or admits (or parents or teachers) who has asked whether or not Launch is worth the cost, time, and giving up other opportunities of what else... Continue Reading →

Keval Patel: Never Too Young

It’s been four months since Launch ended, but the memories will continue to live. The experiences I faced and the friendships I made are unforgettable and will always be a part of my life. One of the key messages from... Continue Reading →

The Creative Process

Launch starts before students even set foot on MIT campus with some assignments to be completed prior to arrival - primarily the creative process ideation and filtering.  The best ideas are at the intersection of students interests, passions, and market trends and... Continue Reading →

Financial Need Scholarships

Hello future Launchies! My name is Russell Reed, and I serve as the Onboarding Coordinator at MIT Launch. I know that, among the questions you have about the application itself, many of you have another concern: paying for Launch if... Continue Reading →

Lillian Chen: To Lead, To Teach, To Launch

When I stumbled upon entrepreneurship at MIT Launch Summer Program last year, I also discovered the superpower to change the world through my creative ideas. My experience with MIT Launch made me believe high school students could build companies. After returning... Continue Reading →

Trisha Kagalavadi: The Reciprocity Ring

Launch is much more than a group of students working tirelessly to create their companies: it’s a community. The power of the Launch community is an invaluable network comprised of people with a variety of different skills, resources, and knowledge.... Continue Reading →

Brian Coombs: Mens et Manus at MIT

Launch just ended, but the memories refuse to fade.  My most prominent memories stem from the challenging learning experience of designing and implementing our hardware product. I co-founded Vintage Vitality, a health wearable company dedicated to connecting ailing loved ones... Continue Reading →

Aakanksha Saxena: From Vision to Reality

When I first applied to Launch, I vaguely understood that I would be learning about creating a company. Surely, I would learn the ins and outs of marketing, public speaking, and working effectively with a team. Launch, however, offers so... Continue Reading →

Lauren Yang: So Much More

70 incredibly intelligent students, four weeks, one unforgettable experience: MIT Launch. When I first found out that I had been accepted into MIT Launch, a four week summer entrepreneurship program, I was excited to not only to be learning about... Continue Reading →

Ayden Howle: A Home Away from Home

Walking through those large transparent doors, I already knew was entering my new home: a place where we are all family, where we are welcome. Here at Launch, valuable speakers from across the world present our lessons, creating this wonderfully... Continue Reading →

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