Apply to the Venture Advancement Program! Unlock your potential with 5 days at MIT.
Most of our programs do require selection. However, our self-paced course, Immersive Innovation course does not. Please see below for more information.
For more about our selection process see below.
Admissions to the Bootcamp is highly selective. Our standard process is a one round application process. First, you create an account, then upload your resume or LinkedIn profile, and complete a short video interview. After you complete the video interview, our admissions team will review your application.
This self-paced course does not select participants. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to enroll in the course during the enrollment period. Please see website for more details.
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
Success happens when preparation meets opportunity. But seizing new opportunities comes with an inescapable amount of risk. We look for applicants who are confident and calculated risk takers, and can weigh when it makes sense to embark on a new venture, pivot, or start anew.
Open and Critical Thinking
Developing your venture will require collaboration and openness to new ideas. We look for individuals with an ability to combine critical thinking with an open mind.
Focus on Community
At MIT we believe that the team is more important than the idea. Great teams make amazing companies and can turn average ideas into life-changing innovations. Ideal candidates will put the team above themselves, and have a strong track record of contributing to their community.
Initiative with Follow-Through
Anyone can start a new venture, but what separates the thriving businesses from those that fail is follow-through. We looks for applicants that start new ventures, but will follow-through even when the going gets tough.
At MIT we believe that the team is more important than the idea. Great teams make amazing companies and can turn average ideas into life-changing innovations. Ideal candidates are self-aware rather than self-centered and will put the team above themselves and have a strong track record of collaboration
You will be asked to submit some information about your background, upload a resume (or submit your LinkedIn profile URL), and then take a short video interview. The video interview questions are an opportunity for us to learn more about you beyond your resume.
Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will receive a decision at each round. Don’t wait. Show your commitment by applying early!
At the Bootcamp, we are interested in YOU! So during your video interview - take a deep breath, exhale, shoulders down, and be yourself.