The MIT International Workshop on Innovating (IWI) 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
- Defining next steps