The MIT community together with global partners
empowering technology entrepreneurs.

150+
Adventurous MIT Participants
have been fully-funded to mentor and instruct startup incubator courses globally.
43
Programs Delivered
at partner universities. Partnerships last 3-5 years, building sustainable structures to foster innovation.
2000+
Entrepreneur Participants
in 15 countries. We mentor a real-world startup incubation for our entrepreneurs.
76%
of Entrepreneur Participants
plan to continue the startup founded during their Global Startup Labs program.

Until 2013, we were known as MIT Accelerating Information Technology Innovation (MIT AITI)

Opportunity for MIT Community

We train and fund top MIT students and alumni to conduct technology incubator courses globally. Participants mentor startups, network with entrepreneurs and VCs, learn and teach real-world technology platforms, and explore exotic locales. Travel allowance plus generous stipend provided.

Global University Partners

We partner with top universities across the globe to transform them into regional centers of innovation by building local skills and sustainable programs to foster entrepreneurship. For each parntership, we build a team of advisors from MIT to design and execute on a custom strategy.

Mobile Technology Incubator Courses

At each partner, we bring together gifted university students from the region to guide them through a real-world entrepreneurial experience. Courses focus on ideation, market research, pitching, and appropriate technology platforms, culminating with a pitch and prototype competition.

Organize Networks

Business do not grow in isolation. Centered on each partner, we organize investor and mentorship networks of regional players. We work with our sponsors to help provide necessary resources for our partners to join the technology entreprenurship community.

Funded Startups

Our courses produce revenue generating mobile and Internet technologies startups. Each course culminates with a pitch competition where regional mentors and funders have the opportunity to invest in the course startups.

Continued Support

Our partnerships produce lasting outcomes, including sustainable incubator labs, skills transfers, and networks. Furthermore, our MIT instructors continue to guide startups through their growth with local and remote mentorship and staged on-site visits.

Current and Past Partner Locations

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Principal Sponsors