Description: IWI 2018

The 2018 edition of the International Workshop on Innovating (IWI) at MIT is a hands-on program designed to expose participants to the critical elements that lead to venture creation. IWI includes seminars by MIT and other faculty, innovators, and entrepreneurs, who have successfully brought ideas to market. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and interact with experts from the MIT ecosystem and successful entrepreneurs, who will share their insights on critical skills for entrepreneurial success, speak about their entrepreneurial journey. The workshop will include interactive seminars, activities designed to help participants apply their learning to their own venture, team exercises, and networking opportunities.

Participants will learn about essential skills and how to combine them for venture creation, including:

  • The entrepreneurial mindset
  • Finding co-founders and building great teams
  • How to select your initial market
  • De-risking product and market fit
  • Legal considerations
  • Fundraising
  • Defining next steps
The 2018 workshop will take place at MIT, June 11-15. Further details about the program, speakers, and registration will be provided nearer to the start of the event.


  Christina Chase
  Lecturer, EECS & MechE
  Managing Director, MIT Sports Technology Research Group
  Douglas Hart
  Skolkovo Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  Bruce Tidor
  Professor of Biological Engineering & Computer Science
  Director of the MIT Portugal Program
  Nuno Arantes-Oliveira
  Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
  Invited Assistant Professor
  João Bigotte
  University of Coimbra, Portugal
  Invited Assistant Professor, Technological Change & Innovation