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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 →

How to Scale Your Startup Post-Launch

This article is by Launch alumnus, Jason Zhao The first few weeks after Launch are the true tests of your entrepreneurial aptitude: the welcoming environment and massive network available at MIT are replaced with “the real world.” Not to fear, because as... Continue Reading →

What to Expect on Pitch Day

We have all taken tests and we know how important preparation is. The same goes for pitching your company. Your pitch marks the culmination of countless hours of researching the market, number crunching, prototyping and (not) sleeping. When pitch day... 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 →

Experience MIT Launch online with Launch X!

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but don’t know where to start? Have you been coming up with new ideas, but aren’t sure what next step to take? It all comes down to a strong knowledge of the entrepreneurial... 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 →

Launch Through the Lens of Guest Lecturers

Every summer, we bring in the leaders in Market Research, Strategy, Finance, Legal, Opportunity Identification and other areas of entrepreneurship to share their expertise with our students. Our guest lecturers typically teach MBA students at Harvard and MIT, and consult... Continue Reading →

The Key to a Strong Team

When we think about the people behind successful companies like Facebook and Tesla, the first names that come to mind are Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. Media tends to portray these CEOs as individuals who run the show with a... Continue Reading →

Session 1- That’s a Wrap!

    Launch session 1 has come to an end and session 2 is just a few days away! It was an amazing four weeks and we’re so proud of all of the work the teams have accomplished. While we miss the students... Continue Reading →

Should you bring your own idea to Launch?

Before coming to Launch, many students ask if they should be coming with or may bring in their own established idea or company. There is no correct answer to this but there are some things to keep in mind when... Continue Reading →

How to Get the Most Out of Mock Boards

Help is good, but see if you are really listening. Check out these tips to get the most out of mentorship engagements. 1) Don’t interrupt each other. If you can’t handle having a conversation about your company, how can you... Continue Reading →

Week One Reflections

Now that we’ve started week two of Launch, we’ve asked our Launchies to reflect on their first week here at MIT. Read on to learn more and follow the journey with us!   Check in Impressions: Q: What was going... Continue Reading →

Last Minute Tips for Launch

Launch Summer is about to take flight in just a couple days. We want to touch on some last minute things about preparing for your entrepreneurial journey, exploring Boston, and making the most of this life changing experience.  We asked... Continue Reading →

Finding Mentorship as a Young Entrepreneur

You hear it all the time, “it’s for networking,” “if you want to succeed, you have to network,” or my personal favorite, “college is mostly for the network.”  While you may know how important developing your network is, how to... Continue Reading →

Pro Tips: Hackathon Event Planning

Here at MIT Launch, we are always looking for ways to support the young entrepreneur community. Whether it’s speaking at an event or sending some Launch swag and prizes, we love being involved with the exciting things happening with high... Continue Reading →

Launch Life: Roommate Edition

Session one of Launch is just over a month away! We hope that you are as excited as we are for the program to start. There are many reasons why Launch is a worthwhile experience, and the college experience of... Continue Reading →

No meal plan?! No worries!

Obligatory Boston clam chowder photo One of the most commonly asked questions we get at Launch is regarding the lack of a meal plan.  Unfortunately, the dormitory dining halls are closed during the summer. While many students ask about how... Continue Reading →

What does it take to get into MIT Launch??

  We’re so impressed with the applicant pool this year, and had some really hard decisions to make.  We often get asked throughout the process and after decisions come out: What do we look for in applicants?  There’s no one... Continue Reading →

MIT Launch Admissions Stats 2016

Congratulations again to all those accepted to MIT Launch Summer 2016!  To give you a bit better idea of the class profile, here are a few stats on our admitted class. Our admission rate this year is <15%! Primary background... 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 →

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