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General questions

Getting started

Startup administrivia

Good Reads

Startup / Entrepreneurship Frameworks

Finding your way around the Boston startup landscape

Pitches and presentations

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Glossary

MIT Specific questions

Startup resources for MIT students

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For international students

Hiring MIT Students

Academics at MIT

Competitions and Prizes at MIT

Startups founded by MIT alumni

Coaching and Mentorship

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

MIT Fuse - 3-week mini accelerator during IAP (January)

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MIT deltav

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Free or discounted services for MIT students

General / Overview

Incorporation

Productivity and backoffice tools

Business systems

Secondary Market Research Resources

Career Choice

Deciding whether to start a company

Planning your career

Ideation

Idea selection

Brainstorming and ideation

Team Building

Building a team

Managing a team

Managing conflict

Testing your MVP and Finding Product/Market Fit

Validating hypotheses via MVP Testing

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Measuring traction

Testing the business model

Primary Market Research

Getting started

Product and usability research

Subject recruitment

Interview techniques

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Quantitative Research

Doing primary market research in another country

Strategy

Turning a consulting business to a product business

Planning

Board of Director Considerations

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Pivotting

Stealth mode

Founders' Decisions

Founder dating

Equity split

Difficult decisions

Common mistakes

Basics of Finance (i.e. managing money)

Getting started with your financial scoreboard

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Financial Statements / 5-year forecast models

Legal

Getting started

Hiring your first lawyer

Company formation / incorporation

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Founder's Agreement

Everything about stock and stock options

Intellectual Property Protection

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NDAs

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Immigration Law

Employee or Subcontractor?

Marketing and Sales

Marketing Presence

Inbound Marketing

E-Marketing

Go to market strategy

Growth hacking

Sales conversion

Sector Deep Dives

Resources for learning about industry sectors at MIT

Deep tech startups

Social entrepreneurship

Product Design

General Product Design Guidelines

User Experience (UX) Design

Design for software products

Design for hardware products

Product Development

Managing Software Development

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Hardware Development

Software Development

Medical Devices

Prototyping

Working with a product design firm

Request for Proposals (RFP) / Request for Quotes (RFQ)

Planning projects

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Product Management

Defining a product

Secondary Market Research on the cheap

Business Model and Pricing

Determining your Business Model

Hardware Business Models

SaaS business models

TAM (Total Addressable Market)

Determining Pricing

Scaling - Manufacturing

Common manufacturing processes

Design for Manufacturing / Assembly (DFM/A)

Sourcing Components

Final assembly

Lead times

Offshoring, Reshoring, Rightshoring

Scaling - Process and Infrastructure

Customer service

Scaling your team

Raising money - equity based

Fund raising - overview

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Raising an angel or seed round

Convertible notes and safe notes

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Pitching to investors

Managing your investors

Raising money - crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

Raising money - Grants, prizes and accelerators

Introduction to SBIR / STTR

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Phase 1 and Phase 2 SBIR / STTR Awards

Eligibility for SBIR / STTR grants

Applying for an SBIR or STTR grant

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Writing a great SBIR proposal

Accelerators

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Other grants and prizes

Human Resources

Hiring

Nurturing

Firing

Compensation

Leadership and Culture

Development of Culture

Entrepreneurial leadership

Work-Life Balance

Readings on work life balance

Corporate Entrepreneurship

Corporate Entrepreneurship Overview

Building Entrepreneurship Systems

Educators' Resources