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Good Reads

Startup / Entrepreneurship Frameworks

Finding your way around the Boston startup landscape

Pitches and presentations

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Science-based startups


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 - 4-week mini accelerator during IAP (January)

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MIT Global Founders' Skills Accelerator (GFSA)

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Free or discounted services for MIT students

General / Overview


Productivity and backoffice tools

Business systems

Secondary Market Research Resources

Career Choice

Deciding whether to start a company

Planning your career


Idea selection

Brainstorming and ideation

Team Building

Team Process

Nurturing a team

Testing your MVP and Finding Product/Market Fit

Validating hypotheses via MVP Testing

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Measuring success

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



Board of Director Considerations

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Founders' Decisions

Founder dating

Equity split

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

Business models - a.k.a. ways to make money


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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Immigration Law

Employee or Subcontractor?

Marketing and Sales

Sales conversion

Growth hacking

Inbound Marketing


Marketing Presence

Sector Deep Dives

Current focus on industry sectors

Product Design

General Product Design Guidelines

User Experience (UX) Design

Design for software products

Design for hardware products

Product Development

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

Working with a product design firm


Managing Development

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Planning projects

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Hardware Development

Software Development

Medical Devices

Product Management

Defining a product

Secondary Market Research on the cheap

Business Model and Pricing

Determining Pricing

Determining your Business Model

Hardware Business Models

SaaS business models

Scaling - Manufacturing

Lead times

Final assembly

Common manufacturing processes

Sourcing Components

Offshoring, Reshoring, Rightshoring

Design for Manufacturing / Assembly (DFM/A)

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


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


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Other grants and prizes

Human Resources





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