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Venture Advancement Program - Closed


May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023

Are you ready to take your venture to the next level?

A growth program for emerging and scaling entrepreneurs, the Venture Advancement Program will be a 5 day in-person program, where you will “drink from the firehose” of innovation at MIT.

By taking part in our first on-campus program since 2019, you will immerse yourself in the MIT innovation ecosystem, build rich connections with like-minded entrepreneurs, and develop a robust toolkit on how to advance your venture.

We expect individuals to be working towards validating product market fit for their business or business idea.

Build a winning team

Build a winning team

Whether starting a new venture or scaling, finding the right people is key.

Prepare to find co-founders, recruit and lead resilient teams, and develop your personal leadership skills

Get ready to fundraise

Get ready to fundraise

Don't know where to start? We will build a plan with you.

Learn to raise a seed or growth stage round, build your investment pipeline, and nurture lasting relationships with investors.

Innovate at MIT

Innovate at MIT

Be a part of the most innovative square mile on earth.

See how ideas go from the lab to the market, understand how to turn tech trends into opportunities, and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.


How to Apply


Capacity is limited to 60 individuals, so complete your application soon to secure your seat. If you're a Bootcamp graduate, reach out to us for additional details.

Apply ASAP in order to secure your seat. Deadline to apply to March 26, 2023.


Cambridge, MA

Build rich connections with fellow entrepreneurs, enhance your network, and take advantage of being in-person at MIT.


Bootcamp Dates

May 8 - 12, 2023

An immersive five day in-person program on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus and the Boston startup ecosystem.



$8,500 USD

Cost does not include flights, accommodation, or meals outside of the scheduled time on MIT campus.

Meet Your Instructors


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.

Guest Speakers & Mentors

Our guest speakers will not only provide expertise in their topic areas but also be available as mentors during their time at the program.


The 'secret sauce' of our programs. Our coaches provide expertise, mentorship, and direction during your time on campus.

Deborah Ancona
Deborah Ancona Professor of Organization Studies & Founder of the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management Instructor
Bill Aulet
Bill Aulet Managing Director of MIT Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship Instructor
Luis Perez-Breva
Luis Perez-Breva Director and Lead Faculty, MIT Innovation Teams Program Instructor
Erdin Beshimov
Erdin Beshimov Founder, MIT Bootcamps & Senior Director, MIT Open Learning Instructor
Paul Cheek
Paul Cheek Executive Director of MIT Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship Instructor
David Cohen
David Cohen Co-founder, Techstars Guest Speaker/Mentor
Snejina Zacharia
Snejina Zacharia CEO & Founder, Insurify Guest Speaker/Mentor
Sergey Gribov
Sergey Gribov Partner, Flint Capital Guest Speaker/Mentor
Will Foussier
Will Foussier CEO & Founder, AceUp Guest Speaker/Mentor
Hannah Steiman
Hannah Steiman COO, Peak Support Guest Speaker/Mentor
Ingrid Toppelberg
Ingrid Toppelberg Chief Digital Transformation Officer, ThriveDX Saas Coach
Aman Advani
Aman Advani Co-founder & CEO, Ministry of Supply Coach
Yscaira Jimenez
Yscaira Jimenez Chief Innovation Officer, Opportunity@Work Coach