Recognizing the critical role played by commercial entities in bringing new medical technology into clinical practice, HST believes that exposing students to industry is an important part of a complete HST education.
Listed below are a number of resources and activities available to all HST students interested in acquiring experience in this arena.
The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
The mission of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship is to train and develop leaders who will make high tech ventures successful. The center offers educational programs to inspire, train, and coach new generations of entrepreneurs from all parts of MIT.
MIT Enterprise Forum
The mission of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) is to inform, connect, and coach technology entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. They are a global network of local organizations, inspired by MIT, and open to the world.
MIT Biotech Group
Founded in 2015, the MIT Biotech Group is an organization dedicated to serving as the student hub for outward-facing life sciences activities at MIT. Its goal is to provide MIT trainees with useful exposure to careers, people, and opportunities in various areas of the Biotechnology industry. Join the mailing list: http://biotech.mit.edu/contact/
The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition
Each year, MIT holds a $100K competition in which students develop business plans to establish new companies. HST students who have entered the competition, some of whom have been members of winning teams, have found it to be an excellent way to "learn while doing." A number of HST student-led companies have been founded as a result of this competition.
MIT's Sandbox Innovation Fund Program
Sandbox provides seed funding, mentorship, and tailored entrepreneurship education to empower student innovators.
The MIT IDEAS Global Challenge
The MIT IDEAS Global Challenge connects students with the passion and talent to improve the world with the experience and resources of the MIT community worldwide. They support innovation and entrepreneurship as public service through an annual competition that awards up to $10,000 per team for the best ideas to tackle barriers to well being.
The MIT Entrepreneurs Club
The MIT Entrepreneurs Club, focuses on developing all aspects of science and technology business creation through weekly meetings, for-credit seminars, panels, and workshops.
TechLink’s mission is to assist the MIT graduate community connect, collaborate, and innovate. They host and create events that link students across all disciplines with each other, with alumni, and with professional networks.
MIT Venture Mentoring Service
The MIT Venture Mentoring Service matches prospective MIT entrepreneurs (including students) with volunteer mentors.
Harvard Innovation Lab
The Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covers a wide range of disciplines.
MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
The Deshpande Center helps some of MIT's most talented faculty and students commercialize breakthrough technologies and inventions by transforming promising ideas at MIT into innovative products and cutting-edge spinout companies. The center makes modest but pivotal investments in research and provides valuable industry expertise.
Students looking for experience in the workplace either during school or after graduation may contact the Harvard FAS Office of Career Services (GSAS students only), the MIT Global Education & Career Development Center, and the MIT Alumni Association. In addition to job listings, the MIT Alumni Association's Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN) helps arrange mentoring by MIT alumni.