The sky-high profiles of the late Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley stars can create the impression entrepreneurs are a rare breed of geniuses, born and not made. Fortunately, this is misleading. Thousands of entrepreneurial enterprises and innovations are driven by people who have acquired their entrepreneurial skillset through learning and experience.
“Entrepreneurship is not magic. It is work. It’s a process. And a process can be taught.” Says MIT’s Bill Aulet, a long time practicing entrepreneur and Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In both his bestselling book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup, and in the classroom, Aulet proves that the skills for building a successful innovation-driven business can, in fact, be learned.
In MIT Sloan’s Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), Aulet covers the entire venture creation process, from generating ideas to building viable global businesses. Thought of as "Shark Tank without the sharks," this highly rated, week-long course includes lectures by senior MIT faculty, visits with high-tech startups, and live case studies presented by successful entrepreneurs. It culminates with small group projects and an exciting round of business pitches to participants and judges.
The next session will be January 28-February 2, 2018.
IEDP subscribers receive a special 10% discount on this program.
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If you’ve got the spirit of an entrepreneur and the desire to realize that potential, we invite you to join your global peers on the MIT campus for an invigorating week of hands-on learning.