First Day

Peru Summer 2017 Blog

Written by: Dalitso Banda

July 13, 2017

Today is the first full day of the program. The program has about 50 students is hosted by UTEC. This year, we have decided to switch up some elements of the program. The MIT way of learning is learning by doing. We started off with a few exercises to demonstrated the core concepts of ideation and give the student a fun interactive way of learning the first stages of disciplined entrepreneurship.

This summer, in partnership UTEC Ventures the course will be offered for 6-weeks. During this offering we would like students to will learn the basics of entrepreneurship and select technical skills while applying learnings in real-time to a technology startup idea. Our course will focus on mobile and Internet technologies and are structured so that students are awakened to the commercial possibilities of the technologies.

The goal of this course is to provide students with the building blocks that will help get started down the path to a viable product. We hope that this course will contribute to the expansion of the startup community in Peru and foster young local entrepreneurs who will take on the challenges around them as opportunities to express their creativity.

 

A View From Malecon, Miraflores, Lima