Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Gary Smith, EMBA ’13: 6 Lessons for Encouraging Innovation in Large Corporations

From Executive Insights Blog There are many reasons why innovation is difficult for large companies. At the top of the list is the fact that their employees tend to be risk adverse and stay for a long time. While there are benefits to high employee retention rates, it also means they are reinforcing the same […]

MBA Philip Cohen: MIT’s new startup accelerator a ‘hive’ of entrepreneurial activity

What are some of the biggest hassles of first-time entrepreneurship? In no particular order: rallying people around an idea; identifying the right teammates, finding a mentor, finding a legal team and investors; and finding a supportive entrepreneurial community that understands what you’re going through. I’ve experienced these hassles first-hand. I am one of the founders […]

Go inside the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

Companies created through MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Competition have created businesses worth $16 billion and generated nearly 5,000 new jobs. But the competition is stiff. Kara Miller, host of WGBH Radio’s “Innovation Hub,” takes you inside the competition and introduces you to this year’s winners who may have created the next big thing – while trying […]

Jason Davis offers insights into how startups can effectively enter foreign markets

It used to be that a startup’s biggest goal was simply to survive. It was supposed to wait until it grew big and successful in its own country, and then expand into new international markets. This is no longer the case. Of course every startup wants to survive, that hasn’t changed. But the technology boom […]

Dave Markert, EMBA ’13: Lessons for Growing Your Business

From Executive Insights Blog As a Navy officer for more than 20 years, I didn’t have a lot of reasons to learn about venture capital, marketing strategy, or pricing. This all changed when I founded a defense engineering firm. I am now part of the MIT Executive MBA program and have some reflections on growing […]