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LaunchX At MIT

Our summer program taps into the ambition and potential of aspiring young entrepreneurs, supporting you through the process of launching a real startup

LaunchX was held at MIT during summers from 2013 through 2019 prior to the program being held virtually in summer 2020

About Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A hub for technology and engineering, MIT is unparalleled in its ability to crank out new inventions and startups. MIT is located in the heart of Kendall Square, also known as Cambridge, Massachusetts’ innovation district. The school's motto is mens et manus—"mind and hand." This motto speaks to the university’s values for not only learning, but doing—a perfect fit for LaunchX’s focus on bringing ideas to life. Students will have the oppurtunity to learn from industry professionals while attending classes on-campus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Lynda Applegate

Lynda Applegate

Lynda is an entrepreneurial leader with a focus on leading radical business innovation. Her research and publications focus on the challenges of leading business innovation in the face of significant industry, technological, capital market, and regulatory turbulence. In the mid-1990s she helped launch the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School and went on to head the unit for many years.

David Henderson

David Henderson

After gaining a First Class with Honors in Interactive Multimedia Design and winning the Interactive Design Prize with University of Ulster in May 2008, David wanted to continue with his passion for multimedia design. In September 2008, he launched David Henderson Design, a one-stop-shop that provides top quality logo development, graphic design, web design & development, motion graphics, animation and 3D visuals.

Marty Culpepper

Marty Culpepper

In addition to being a tenured professor in the mechanical engineering department at MIT, Marty is the first Maker Czar at MIT and head of Project Manus, MIT's effort to upgrade campus makerspaces and foster maker communities. He leads MIT’s effort to introduce new technologies and collaborate with peer universities, alumni, government, and industry. His areas of expertise are in Precision Engineering, Manufacturing, and Thermo/Fluid system design.

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