Deal Source Information
There are a number of places on the web where you can find out about new venture funding:
Here are some sources with information about emerging technologies at MIT:
Since 1899, Technology Review has been MIT's magazine of innovation. Our mission statement "to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on business and society" defines the unique value that Technology Review's audience of over 1 million affluent adults find in our products and services. Students in the Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans class should check out the Research News Briefs section. The MIT News Office publishes the MIT Research Digest which summarizes newsworthy new research developments at MIT.
- Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
Located in the MIT School of Engineering, the Deshpande Center's mission is to improve the innovation process and ensure that good ideas become a reality, by:
- Promoting the earliest stages of technology development with flexible funding.
- Connecting MIT's inventors with investors and the business community (particularly in New England) via symposia, education and other efforts.
- Tying MIT's technological research into market needs.
- MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition
The MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition is designed to encourage students and researchers in the MIT community to act on their talent, ideas and energy to produce tomorrow's leading firms. As the world leader among university entrepreneurship competitions, the Competition has facilitated the birth of over 60 companies with an aggregate value of over $10.5 billion dollars. These companies have generated over 1800 jobs and received $175 million dollars in Venture Capital funding.
- MIT Enterprise Forum
The MIT Enterprise Forum through over 20 chapters worldwide is a non-profit organization that promotes the formation and growth of innovative and technologically-oriented companies through a series of specialized executive education programs. Through these programs, the Forum provides networking, leadership opportunities, and life-long connections to MIT while showcasing MIT's role in entrepreneurship in communities around the world.
- MIT Venture Mentoring Service
VMS supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community by matching prospective entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors who can boost the probability of a start-up's success.
- MIT Entrepreneurship Center
The MIT Entrepreneurship Center team provides content, context, and contacts that enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful new ventures based on innovative technologies. We 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.
Student and Other Resources
- The Entrepreneurs Club
The Entrepreneurs Club aka the E-Club, was formed in 1988 to encourage MIT and Harvard students, faculty, staff, alumni and select professionals to discuss and develop all aspects of science and technology business creation. Members represent a range of experience and backgrounds including business, engineering, arts and sciences. Many MIT and Harvard startups have recruited club members as $50K team members, co-founding partners, and equity-sharing employees.
- Innovation Club
The Innovation Club helps its members generate innovative ideas, commercialize new technologies, and develop the skills that can make a difference between success and failure in a start-up or an established company. The balance of our intellectual and practical endeavors makes us the club that is very much about "where ideas come from."
- Science and Engineering Business Club
SEBC serves as an unbiased, student-based educational resource and network for undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows seeking careers in business.
- MIT TinyTechnology
MIT TinyTech is an institute-wide student organization which aims to advance understanding of emerging micro-through-nanoscale technologies, to serve researchers from throughout MIT through events and activities, and to build links between interested science, engineering, and business communities at and beyond the Institute.
- MIT TechLink
MIT TechLink is a networking organization for graduate students across all areas at MIT. The mission of TechLink is to bring graduate students, alumni, and professionals to learn from and collaborate with each other, explore new research, and foster innovative and entrepreneurial ideas. We sponsor and organize social, educational, and professional events of interest to students across multiple disciplines at MIT and beyond. With more than 1200 members, TechLink is the largest intercollegiate cross-disciplinary student organization in the MIT community.
- MIT's Venture Capital and Private Equity Club (VCPE)
MIT's VCPE aims to introduce students to the rapidly growing private equity markets. Our mission is to provide members with exposure, knowledge and contacts within the early-stage venture capital and late-stage private equity industries, while simultaneously providing professional private equity investors with access to the MIT research and entrepreneurial communities. We are committed to linking MIT's entrepreneurial community to global private equity markets and supporting a growing relationship between MIT and industry.