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MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge

617-253-8240||http://www.mitforumcambridge.org

Who We Are

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (MITEF) is a global organization of dedicated professionals with local chapters, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Technology Review. We are open to all members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • We are a nonprofit organization, headquartered with MIT Technology Review in Cambridge, Massachusetts (U.S.), with chapters worldwide.
  • We are led by dedicated staff and volunteers who share a passion for making a difference and achieving global outcomes through tailored local and regional programs.
  • MITEF has chapters in major markets in the U.S. and a growing number outside the U.S., including many in emerging markets. A complete list can be found at www.mitef.org/chapters.

Our Purpose

We help early-stage technology entrepreneurs succeed faster. We believe technology can solve big problems and do powerful things. We know that entrepreneurs want to solve problems and challenges—and, through their efforts, make a difference by bringing technology innovations to market.

September 2019

Wind Technology Testing Center Tour

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wind Technology Testing Center, 100 Terminal Street (Building 80)
Charlestown, 02129 United States
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Offshore wind in Massachusetts is taking off as an economical source of clean energy.  Vineyard Wind, the first offshore wind project in Massachusetts waters, is slated to begin construction soon.  There could be anywhere from 5,000 MW to 10,000 MW built off the coast of Massachusetts south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in the future.  The MassCEC Wind Technology Testing Center will be a part of the offshore wind story. Wind turbine blade testing is a critical factor in maintaining high levels…

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October 2019

Launch Clinic with Insurtech Startups

At the Insurtech Themed Launch Clinic, startups present a 20-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience. Launch Smart Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early-stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions. Even if you’re not quite ready to…

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Fall 2019 Start Smart Class for Entrepreneurs

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Tang Center, 70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Meets for 8 classes, Monday & Thursday Evenings, October 7 - November 7 All classes meet in the MIT Tang Center, Building E51, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge Start Smart is a hands-on class for entrepreneurs who are serious about launching a startup. CEO's, successful entrepreneurs and investors who’ve done it all before are invited guest speakers and an integral component of the learning experience!  Many people who take the class are at the very early stage concept level - the…

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2020: The Most Startup-Minded, Tech & Data-Driven Political Campaign…Ever.

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presidential campaigns are some of the fastest growing startup cultures in existence - doing more with less and scaling faster than ever both with talent, technology, and digital efforts. Deepfakes, foreign election meddling, and other incidents have highlighted how cutting-edge technology might be harming our democratic process...but it’s also helping.  Political campaigns on both sides are extraordinarily digitally savvy, using all means of technology available to learn about and reach voters, but also scaling to grow to an ever-changing daily…

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Mentor Program Application Period

October 15 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
MA United States + Google Map

The Mentor Program Makes Better Entrepreneurs Applications for the fall 2019 cohort open October 16 Entrepreneurs may apply to the program at any stage of development. Individuals are accepted into the program based on criteria established for each cohort by the Mentor Program Committee. Mentors must also apply to be a part of the program and are expected to take an interest in the success of the entrepreneur(s) they are matched with; and to get to know the Entrepreneur's needs, including personal situations. Entrepreneurs…

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The Technical Revolution of Esports, Gaming, Gambling, and Blockchain

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In recent years, esports, gambling, and gaming companies have embraced technological advances in broadcasting, content distribution, and blockchain technologies. The technological expansion opportunities in tournaments, gameplay, merchandise sales, sponsorship, patent protection, and even skin trading have accelerated the esports and gaming industry’s expansion. The fusion of esports, gambling, and gaming with emerging blockchain technologies allows for unprecedented access to the management of electronic assets in a secure environment and long-term monetization. Take a deep dive with our panel of gaming,…

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November 2019

Beantown Throwdown 2019

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Home to over 60 colleges and universities, Boston has launched some of the most creative and inventive student-founded startups in the world. The Beantown Throwdown is all about celebrating and showcasing them! Hosted at LogMeIn's Boston Headquarters, the #BeantownThrowdown will feature student teams representing a cross-section of local colleges and universities who will pitch their startups for recognition, as voted by the audience, as the winner of this annual event. In a fun, collaborative environment, this program will also include a panel with unbridled insights…

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December 2019

Term Sheets for Startups

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WilmerHale, 60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
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$20

Term Sheets form the basis of your capital-raising transaction and relationship with any investor, from angel to VC. At some point, every entrepreneur and startup founder is faced with navigating a term sheet. Understanding the best strategies for raising funds and knowing the right questions to ask when negotiating terms can be critical to your company's success Join WilmerHaleEmerging Company and Venture Capital Practice Co-Chair and Partner Gary Schall and Senior Associate Avery Reaves for a quick-hitting overview on term sheets and other tips for…

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March 2020

Connected Things 2020

March 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab 75 Amherst Street, Building E14 Cambridge, United States, 75 Amherst St, Building E14
Cambridge, MA United States
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The Connected Things 2020 conference will gather together corporate and startup leaders to uncover the opportunities and challenges at the intersection of IoT (Internet of Things) and AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning). The value and potential of IoT and AI are undeniably linked. IoT has progressed far beyond simply connecting “things” to networks. Billions of connected sensors are now producing the vast amounts of data needed to train the machines and make AI better. Using AI in both enterprise and consumer…

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