In Zagreb, an innovation hub located at the heart of southeast Europe, you will learn the essentials of entrepreneurial innovation and turn your ideas into action.
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Zagreb isn’t only a premier scenic destination for travelers, but also one of the top European innovation hubs. In the recently published European Innovation Scoreboard, Zagreb took a place among the regions characterized as strong innovators. Croatia has a rapidly growing tech startup and IT market equipped with quality talents and enormous creative potential.
When combined with MIT’s renowned framework for entrepreneurship, and a select group of passionate aspiring entrepreneurs, the Innovation Leadership Bootcamp in Croatia will act as a catalyst for transforming your mindset, igniting your passion for innovation, and diving into the essentials of entrepreneurship.
Spaces are limited. Apply today to be part of the MIT Bootcamp
You will be set up with a team of hand-selected peers and during this transformative week you will build a venture.
You will connect with MIT’s world-renowned entrepreneurship ecosystem.
You will engage with the rich culture and innovation mindset in Zagreb, Croatia.
The MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp is the only program of its kind. A combination of workshops with MIT instructors, a team-based project to build a venture with a global team, and daily team-based coaching from an experienced MIT entrepreneur, the Bootcamp is a hands-on, immersive, and rigorous learning experience.
Do you consider yourself an aspiring entrepreneurial team leader? If so, the Innovation Leadership Bootcamp might be the right place for you. This program can benefit a wide range of individuals.
Below are some of the most common job titles for successful Bootcampers.
If you have extensive innovation experience, want to work on your own idea, or an MBA, consider our Venture Advancement Program.
Please see our application criteria page at bootcamps.mit.edu/apply
Typical days at the Bootcamp run from 8am - 10pm . Mornings will include lecture sessions and workshops by MIT faculty. Mid-afternoons and evenings will include coaching sessions with MIT-trained entrepreneurs, teams time, and work on deliverables. There will be some time to network with your peers and coaches in the evening.
A light breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Upon being accepted and securing your seat for the Bootcamp, our team pairs you up with other Bootcampers who have similar availability as you. We aim for the Bootcamp to fit seamlessly into your life and do our best to ensure you are on a team with people who can meet at a similar time outside of typical lecture hours.
Admissions to Bootcamps are highly selective. Our selection criteria have evolved over the last six years to reflect characteristics embodied by our most successful Bootcampers. In addition to these criteria, we found successful Bootcampers display and articulate the following qualities: compassion, pursuit of excellence, are curious and dynamic, enjoy learning, and strive to make an impact personally and professionally. Be prepared to talk about your accomplishments and how you have dealt with challenges when you apply.
Build rich connections with fellow Bootcampers, explore your entrepreneurial skills, and take advantage of being immersed in the Croatian innovation ecosystem and the MIT innovation mindset.
An intense and immersive week-long in-person educational program in Zagreb, Croatia. Expect ~12+ hour days starting at 8am.
Cost does not include flights, accommodation, or meals outside of the scheduled time on the Algebra University campus.
Price increases to $9800 USD after February 14, 2024.
Your MIT instructors bring a lifetime of experience in entrepreneurship and innovation to you. As professors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and educators, they are here to provide guidance on your entrepreneurship journey.
The 'secret sauce' of the Bootcamp, our coaches provide expertise, mentorship, and direction during the Bootcamp. Your coach is here to support your team, through feedback on deliverables, how to best apply the concepts you’ve learned (based on their knowledge of the curriculum and experience as entrepreneurs), and help navigate and manage team dynamics.
Proud sponsors of the MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp in Zagreb, Croatia.
We are a global community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. Our community spans over 100 countries and over 1800 individuals. Our Bootcampers come to the Bootcamp to make a difference in the world. They leave with the support of a global community to inspire them, support them, and walk through the entrepreneurship journey with them. Learn more about the benefits of being an MIT Bootcamps graduate.
MIT not only enables you to create a tangible and 100% applicable business plan, but they inspire you and give you the confidence to put it into action.-Ali Le Pierrès