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How a bottom-up problem-solving ethos, multidisciplinary approach, and experimental mindset has nurtured entrepreneurship at MIT. MIT is world-famous as a launching pad for entrepreneurs. MIT alumni have founded at least 30,000 active companies, employing an estimated 4.6 million people, with revenues of approximately $1.9 trillion. In the 2010s, twenty to thirty ventures were spun off each year to commercialize technologies developed in MIT labs (with intellectual property licensed by MIT to these companies); in the same decade, MIT graduates started an estimated 100 firms per year. How has…mehr

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How a bottom-up problem-solving ethos, multidisciplinary approach, and experimental mindset has nurtured entrepreneurship at MIT. MIT is world-famous as a launching pad for entrepreneurs. MIT alumni have founded at least 30,000 active companies, employing an estimated 4.6 million people, with revenues of approximately $1.9 trillion. In the 2010s, twenty to thirty ventures were spun off each year to commercialize technologies developed in MIT labs (with intellectual property licensed by MIT to these companies); in the same decade, MIT graduates started an estimated 100 firms per year. How has MIT become such a hotbed of entrepreneurship? In From the Basement to the Dome, Jean-Jacques Degroof describes how MIT's problem-solving ethos, multidisciplinary approach, and experimental mindset nurture entrepreneurship. Degroof explains that, at first, the culture of entrepreneurship sprang from such extracurricular activities as forums, clubs, and competitions. Eventually, the Institute formally supported these activities, offering courses in entrepreneurship. Degroof describes why entrepreneurship is so uniquely aligned with MIT's culture: a history of bottom-up decision-making, a tradition of academic excellence, a keen interest in problem-solving, a belief in experimentation, and a tolerance for failure on the way to success. Entrepreneurship is the logical outcome of MIT's motto, Mens et Manus (mind and hand) ), translating theories and scientific discoveries into products and businesses--many of which have the goal of solving some of the world's most pressing problems. Degroof maps MIT's current entrepreneurial ecosystem of students, faculty, and researchers; considers the effectiveness of teaching entrepreneurship; and outlines ways that the MIT story could inspire conversations in other institutions about promoting entrepreneurship.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: MIT Press Ltd
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. September 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 232mm x 160mm x 34mm
  • Gewicht: 614g
  • ISBN-13: 9780262046152
  • ISBN-10: 0262046156
  • Artikelnr.: 61990524
Autorenporträt
Jean-Jacques Degroof has worked in academia, financial services, and venture investment, working with technology start-ups in both the United States and Europe. He holds an MS and PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
Part I History
1 Building a Fertile Ground: 1861-1960s
2 Early Efforts to Promote Entrepreneurship: 1970s to mid-1990s
3 The Internet Era and the Growth of Interest in Entrepreneurship: Mid-1990s to mid-2000s
4 From Incidental to Purposeful: mid-2000s to Late 2010s
Part II Entrepreneurship and MIT's Culture
5 Cultural Fit and the Growth of Entrepreneurship
6 The Role of Serendipity
Part III The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem at MIT in the Late 2010s
7 Creating Entrepreneurs: Support for Student Entrepreneurship
8 Entrepreneurship for Technology Transfer
Part IV Impact and Implications
9 The External Impact of MIT Entrepreneurship
10 Educating Aspiring Entrepreneurs
11 Lessons Learned
Epilogue: MIT's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Responds to COVID-19
Appendix 1: Milestones in the Development of Entrepreneurship at MIT after World War II
Appendix 2: List of initiatives supporting entrepreneurship (1946 - 2019)
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index