Azerbaijan Summer 2018

ADA University
June 27, 2018 to Aug. 10, 2018



The MIT Global Startup Labs (GSL) is a program aimed at fostering technology entrepreneurship through startup incubators in emerging markets around the world. This year, MIT, Ada University and SOCAR AQS are partnering for the inaugural program in Azerbaijan to provide workshops on mobile development and entrepreneurship in Baku from June 27-August 10. We expect participating teams to gain real-life entrepreneurial experience and develop working prototypes by the end of the program. A typical day in the workshop will consist of technical and business lectures, project teamwork, and speaker engagements. The program will culminate in a Demo Day, where teams will pitch their new product and business plan to potential investors.

Link to application

MIT Instructors / Mentors

Katherine Curiel

Entrepreneurship Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Qiang Cui

Technical Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vaikkunth Mugunthan

Technical Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Total Students: 33
  • Male Students: 12
  • Female Students: 15
  • Average Age: 21.0
  • Student Affiliation:
    • None: 19
    • ADA University: 14