erprise Forum of Phoenix Chair: Armando Viteri '81
COLOMBIA MIT Enterprise Forum of Colombia Chair: Jorge Barrera '99
CALIFORNIA MIT Enterprise Forum of the Bay Area Chair: Ron Chavez
INDIA MIT Enterprise Forum of Bangalore Chair: Vijay Chandru PhD '82
Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum Chair: Kevin Debre
ISRAEL MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel Chair: Dr. A.I. (Ed) Mlavsky
MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Chair: Peter Hartman
JAPAN MIT Enterprise Forum of Japan Chair: Hiroaki Suzuki SM '79
MIT Enterprise Forum of San Diego Chair: Pamela Stambaugh
LEBANON MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan-Arab Region (Lebanon) Chair: Hala Fadel MBA '01
CONNECTICUT MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut Co-Chair: Marina Cunningham SM '88 Co-Chair: Thomas Flynn
PAKISTAN MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan Co-Chair: Farrokh Captain '66, SM '67, MO '68 Co-Chair: Zahir Ali Syed SM '78
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington-Baltimore Chair: Ira Gershkoff '73, SM '74
RUSSIA MIT Enterprise Forum of Russia Chair: Alexander Okunev SM '04
FLORIDA MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida Chair: Howard Gitten
SINGAPORE MIT Enterprise Forum of Singapore Chair: Linus Koh SM '83
GEORGIA MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta Chair: Virginia Persons
SPAIN MIT Enterprise Forum of Spain Chair: Pablo Fernandez de la Torre SM ’99
ILLINOIS MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago Chair: Nancy Munro
TURKEY MIT Enterprise Forum of Turkey Chair: Gulsun Bozkurt MBA '00
MASSACHUSETTS MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Chair: Jon Gworek
UNITED KINGDOM MIT Enterprise Forum of the United Kingdom Co-Chair: George Berkowski '00 Co-Chair: Enrico Sanna MBA '01
MICHIGAN MIT Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes Chair: Dennis Nash '82
NEW YORK MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City Chair: James Klaiber '86
PENNSYLVANIA MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh Chair: Craig Waller
TEXAS MIT Enterprise Forum of Dallas-Fort Worth Chair: Karl Fultz
MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas Chair: David Hansen
WASHINGTON MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest Chair: Gaylee Duncan
MIT Entrepreneurship Center
The MIT Entrepreneurship Centerteam provides content, context, and contacts that enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful new ventures based on innovative technologies. They help MIT students, alumni, and colleagues access an array of educational programs, networking opportunities, technologies, and resources, both at MIT and around the world. Members of the MIT E-Center community form a global network to actively advise and assist each other for mutual benefit, enabling them to set and meet their highest expectations.
Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
The Deshpande Centerwas established at the MIT School of Engineering in 2002 to increase the impact of MIT technologies in the marketplace, and has funded more than 80 projects with over $10M in grants. Twenty projects have spun out of the center into commercial ventures, having collectively raised over $180M in outside financing. Thirteen venture capital firms have invested in these ventures. The Deshpande Center supports a wide range of emerging technologies including biotechnology, biomedical devices, information technology, new materials, tiny tech, and energy innovations.
MIT Venture Mentoring Service
The MIT Venturing Mentoring Service(VMS) supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community by matching prospective entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors. VMS uses a team mentoring approach with groups of 3 to 4 mentors sitting with a fledgling entrepreneur(s) in sessions that provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching. VMS mentors are selected for their experience in areas relevant to the needs of new entrepreneurs and for their enthusiasm for the program. VMS assistance is given across a broad range of business activity, including product development, marketing, intellectual property law, finance, human resources, and founders issues. VMS services are offered without charge to MIT students, alumni, faculty and staff in the Boston area.
MIT Legatum Center for Developmental Entrepreneurship
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurshipwas founded on the belief that economic progress and good governance in low-income countries emerge from entrepreneurship and innovations that empower ordinary citizens. The Center administers programs and convenes events that promote and shape discourse on bottom-up development and runs a highly competitive fellowship program for MIT graduate students who intend to launch enterprises in low-income countries. In addition, the Center convenes an annual conference, hosts lectures, and supports teams of enterprising men and women at MIT who are passionate about starting viable businesses in the developing world.
Dedicated to honoring the acclaimed and unsung heroes who improve lives through invention, the Lemelson-MIT Programencourages tomorrow's inventors through outreach programs. The cornerstone of the program is the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the world's largest single cash prize for invention.
MIT Technology Licensing Office
The Technology Licensing Office(TLO) manages the patenting, licensing, trademarking and copyrighting of intellectual property developed at MIT, Lincoln Laboratory and the Whitehead Institute and serves as an educational resource on intellectual property and licensing matters for the MIT community.
Industrial Liaison Program
The Office of Corporate Relations' Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) promotes MIT/Industry collaboration, encouraging the flow of knowledge and resources between the Institute and innovation-driven companies for their mutual benefit. The exchange of ideas and capabilities resulting from ILP-facilitated interactions often speed the incorporation of new technologies into products and services - helping MIT research make its way to the marketplace and out to the global community.…
m mobiles, nick sullivan who is bringing out a new book on mpesa after his previous book hear me now, joint venture with BRAC and connecting almost anyone you choose at MIT- iqbal also edits a journal innovations that has the best papers on mobile entreprenoal revolution (iqbal is also backed by the person who started MIT enrepreneur centre 30 years ago and so has his fingers in MIT's strategy as the number 1 job creating university in the world with only 10 nations being responsible for more jobs than MIT alumni)
it turned out that the MIT Legatum conference had a regional special connection of africa as it was announcing 21 million dollars of funds from mastercard foundation which already is a large $45mn funder of brac uganda http://www.mastercardfdn.org/brac.htm…
l 90 minute meeting yesterday with person (Chairman and Founder of MIT Entrepreneurship Center) near top of admin of sloan MIT yesterday whose goal for decades has been to make MIT a top 10 job creating economy on the planet! ; at the centre of the entrepreneurial group he had influenced how open networks of mit had been designed across schools for 25 years; he also helps choose which big corporates MIT lets anywhere near it; his name is prominently on the walls of the 50 mn dollar new sloan business school building ( I felt way out of my league but truly honored to have such an interview)
mit's spirit seems to be lets spend time innovating stuff that we are sure humans need; if we need help in commercialisation we bring in harvard who know anything we ask for help on will be big in their terms too; if you go inside media lab you find a living social network of 1000 most extraordinary innovators who certainly dont need to spend much time on facebook except when they know there is one missing talkent they need to hunt out; it seems what west coast messed up with network vision dad and I had in 1984, MIT keeps alive
as well as iqbal
media lab -very good new book http://www.amazon.com/Sorcerers-Their-Apprentices-Innovative-Techno...
open course ware http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm keeps worldwide education revolutions alive
year round student entrepreneur prize competitions which bring various types of venture capitalists from very social to very extractive all very interesting to map
it seems that iqbal is in fortunate position to choose anyone he wants to work with (eg berners lee) by virtue of knowing to use 40 years of bangladesh micro up models and knowing all telecoms people in his role as joint innovator of village phone
TO MAP YOUTHS/JOBS 100 GREATEST SUPPORTERS IN 2010s
I need to use conference to map who's doing what around him, and find some ways that I can become an MIT or iqbal insider as much as an outsider can be (or if I dont have the right trust profile, someone else who wants to do that thru 2010s)
estelle- tell me what sort of costs you need it you are coming over to MIT;
if I cant get journal of new economics going out of glasgow maybe I need it out of MIT though one problem there is iqbal already does an innovations journal- havent yet found way to get him to see economics needeest the bigget innovation of them all
I wish we could get a danone-person on a guided tour of MIT but assume that may be next year's challenge
to chronicle the whole MIT year 2013-2014 -tell us what we missed firstname.lastname@example.org
MIT100k Pitch competition (first of 3 100k competitions) registration opens sept 23 , closes 15 October - youtube a 60second pitch that may not only win you a prize but identify the team you need…
icit community input.
The Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education — charting a course, as President L. Rafael Reif puts it, toward making the Institute’s teaching “more accessible, affordable and effective” — will have its opening meetings tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3.Reif announced the creation of the Task Force earlier this year, with the request that it work to “reinvent the residential campus model and perhaps redefine education altogether.” “Education is in the midst of a revolution, and through MITx and edX, MIT has taken a position on the front lines,” Reif says. “In that context, the Task Force will help MIT understand how we might reinvent our model of hands-on, residential education to make it more accessible, affordable and effective. This is no small challenge — and I am very grateful to the members of the Task Force for taking this on.”The members of the Task Force, in three working groups, were chosen from across MIT. Reif has asked the Task Force — co-chaired by Professor Sanjay Sarma, director of digital learning, and Israel Ruiz, executive vice president and treasurer — to complete a preliminary report in approximately six months, and a final report in roughly one year.“There are several convergent factors at play in higher education today — from new technology to pressures of affordability to humanity’s need for global accessibility,” says Sarma, who is the Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering. “We are excited to work on how MIT can be better and do better by its students and the world in this environment.”“President Reif has challenged us to rethink the fundamentals of MIT’s educational and economic model,” Ruiz says. “We will use this opportunity to understand how we can continue to offer an excellent and distinctive residential experience and improve access for our students and learners across the world using online technologies and within a new financial context. It is an incredibly exciting challenge that we are looking forward to tackling.”Reif will open tomorrow’s private meeting by spending an hour with members of all three working groups, before the subgroups break into individual working meetings. At those sessions, schedules of ongoing meetings will be set for each of the Task Force’s three working groups, on MIT Education and Facilities for the Future; the Future Global Implications of edX and the Opportunities It Creates; and a New Financial Model for Education. Community engagementTo highlight the importance of community engagement to the success of the Task Force, a new Idea Bank has been created to solicit ideas from members of the MIT community. As in the past, this Idea Bank will welcome original suggestions as well as responses and scoring of those suggestions.Join the conversation
The Idea Bank has been updated with categories to guide and organize community input on the future of MIT education. The Task Force website will feature tweets from the Task Force’s Twitter account, @FutureMIT, and from elsewhere using the hashtag #futureMITed; it will also highlight topics that are trending on social media. Members of the MIT community are encouraged to send confidential suggestions to the Task Force via email: email@example.com. Finally, the Task Force has established a Yammer group called “Future of MIT Education.”In addition to the online and social-media engagement, Sarma and Ruiz also plan to host a number of informal gatherings so that the MIT community can fully engage in the conversations.‘Disruptive changes’ for academiaIn February, Reif wrote in his charge to the Task Force that American higher education is experiencing “disruptive changes” related to affordability. At the same time, he observed, advances in online teaching are making it possible to offer effective instruction to millions of learners at comparatively low cost. Reif noted that MIT has taken a leading role in democratizing access to university-level instruction through its involvement in edX and MITx. But, he added, for MIT — an institution whose hands-on, team-focused education depends on human contact — the rise of online learning poses both a challenge and an opportunity. Reif also said at the time that he hopes the Task Force will define MIT’s path and point the way toward a financially sustainable model for American higher education.Reif’s charge asks that the Task Force sketch an “ecosystem” for ongoing research and innovation in education; evaluate the sustainability of MIT’s financial model and propose alternatives; and describe the work necessary to alter MIT’s approach. He has also asked the group to recommend experiments to explore the future of MIT education both on campus — incorporating the best features of online learning while maximizing the value of in-person instruction — and beyond campus, for learners around the world who are eager to benefit from MIT’s educational content.…
Who We Are
Anna Waldman-Brown (MIT SB'11 Courses 8, 21W) worked with Ned and Aron to develop an alternative energy curriculum in Ghana last summer. She also taught classes on oil mining in Ecuador, and worked on photovoltaics and solar thermal technology in Nicaragua with D-Lab. Despite her comprehensive theoretical understanding of energy generation, she can successfully explain its concepts.
Aron Walker (MIT SB'07 Courses 10,12) is a fourth year U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania. He spent the first three years teaching high school chemistry, physics, mathematics, and geography, and is now training future science teachers. As the founder and coordinator of the Shika na Mikono Project (an effort by Peace Corps Volunteers to develop and disseminate methods for hands on science education with low cost and locally available materials), he has facilitated four Peace Corps trainings and a dozen official trainings for Tanzanian teachers. He has published a manual on hands-on science education for Peace Corps Volunteers and is currently authoring four other books, three of them in collaboration with the Tanzanian Ministry of Education.
Brianna Conrad (MIT SB'11 Courses 6-1, 8) has considerable hands-on electrical engineering experience, and has worked with wind power, photovoltaics, and solar thermal technology.
Fareeha Safir (MIT SB'13 Course 2) has worked for Global Cycle Solutions on a bicycle-powered grain mill, and with MIT's D-Lab to design a lighter rickshaw truss. As a member of Engineers Without Borders she has designed a solar powered lighting solution in collaboration with the community of Degeya, Uganda.
Edward Burnell (MIT SB'13 Course 2) worked with Anna last summer to develop a hands-on energy curriculum in the Ghana Fab Lab. Before making solar panels with Ghanaian high school students, he worked with Grace teaching grade school energy generation lessons in Ghana and at MIT's Edgerton Outreach Center. He designed and constructed the blades for a 600 Watt stall-control wind turbine, and is currently teaching a class in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering class on the design and construction of small turbines.
Jessica Huang (MIT D-Lab Staff) has background in civil/environmental engineering and has worked with communities in Ecuador, Uganda, Honduras, Cambodia, India, Ghana, China and Nicaragua. She also taught middle school and high school students about water issues and treatment technologies in Thailand and Egypt. When she was a student at Berkeley, she facilitated the “Energy 101” course for the minor program in the Energy and Resources Department for 5 semesters. Before coming to D-Lab, she did a fellowship at Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection, where she researched innovations in renewable energy and energy efficiency and developed strategies to communicate them to policymakers, business leaders, and people from all walks of life. She is now working at D-Lab on education initiatives and helping to coordinate projects in Southeast Asia.
Madeline Hickman (MIT SB'11 Course 2) has spent several months working with D-Lab community partners in Ghana, Kenya, and India, including work on bicycle rickshaws and motorized mobility aids. She has worked on projects related to both education and alternative energy in the developing world, and has mentored several design classes at MIT. She raced across Australia with the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team, and once taught workshops with several teammates at a school in Hong Kong.
Grace Kane (MIT SB'11 Course 2) worked with D-Lab health for a week in Nicaragua, and traveled throughout Ghana with D-Lab over IAP. She has taught engineering classes for high schoolers at both the Boston Fab Lab and the Edgerton Center for several years, as has worked as a teaching assistant in ESG. She has conducted research in ocean engineering and fluid dynamics, and has previously researched alternative energy generation.
Michael Semone (Harvard SB'11, Course 2) worked closely with eighth grade students in Massachusetts to study “how students learn engineering” and practice inquiry-based and guided-teaching methods. In addition to his weekly presence in the classroom, Michael worked with small teams of undergraduates to produce demonstrations and activities for the eighth graders. Michael has professional experience in custom product design and prototyping, including knowledge of industry and various manufacturing methods.
Heather Beem (MIT PhD '13 Course 2) has engineering experience that spans various sectors of academia and industry. Her current research is a cross of design and fluid mechanics, and it is uncovering new insight that could be applied to ocean/wind energy extraction. She looks forward to this project bringing together two things she enjoys: building things and working with students.…
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Dad (Norman Macrae) created the genre Entrepreneurial Revolution to debate how to make the net generation the most productive and collaborative . We had first participated in computer assisted learning experiments in 1972. Welcome to more than 40 years of linking pro-youth economics networks- debating can the internet be the smartest media our species has ever collaborated around?
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2013 = 170th Year of The Economist being Founded to End Hunger
2010s = Worldwide Youth's most productive and collaborative decade
1972: Norman Macrae starts up Entrepreneurial Revolution debates in The Economist. Will we the peoples be in time to change 20th C largest system designs and make 2010s worldwide youth's most productive time? or will we go global in a way that ends sustainability of ever more villages/communities? Drayton was inspired by this genre to coin social entrepreneur in 1978 ,,continue the futures debate here
world favorite moocs-40th annual top 10 league table