The MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp is a combination of live teaching sessions and workshops with MIT instructors, a team-based project to build a venture with a global team, and regular team-based coaching from an experienced MIT entrepreneur. The Bootcamp is a hands-on, immersive, and rigorous learning experience. In 10 weeks, one will learn to identify an innovation opportunity, develop and deliver a superior solution, and select a business model to deliver value for various stakeholders.
Admissions to the Bootcamp is highly selective. The most successful Bootcampers had the following qualities before attending that contributed to their success at the Bootcamp and beyond. Capacity for Calculated Risk, Open and Critical Thinking, Focus on Community, Initiative with Follow-Through, Collaborative identity
Since the launch of MIT Bootcamps in 2014, Bootcampers have started hundreds of new ventures and raised more than $70 million in funding. Six Bootcampers have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30. Five are currently students in MIT’s graduate degree programs.