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If you are a university student in Georgia interested in technology entrepreneurship, join the pilot MIT Global Startup Labs Program in Tbilisi to gain technical and entrepreneurship skills.

This is an intensive 3.5-week free of charge course led by MIT student mentors. Accepted students from Georgia must commit to daily attendance (10am - 5pm), with homework and exercises often assigned for the evening. The MIT GSL will take place at Business and Technology University in Tbilisi from January 8-31, 2020.

This is not a typical class – it’s an intensive boot camp where you will work in teams to develop and ultimately launch a mobile-app startup, gain access to mentorship, investors, contacts, and seed funding during a demo day. It is also a great opportunity to put your English to the test.

The first MIT Global Startup Labs Program in Georgia will bring together gifted university students and guide them through a real-world entrepreneurial experience. Courses will focus on ideation, market research, pitching, and appropriate technology platforms, culminating with a pitch and prototype/ MVP competition (Demo Day).

Since its launch 19 years ago, the MIT Global Startup Labs (GSL) Program has been promoting economic development by cultivating young technology entrepreneurs in more than 25 countries. The program is made possible in Georgia with sponsorship from Business and Technology University in Tbilisi.

If you are interested in being part of this program, please apply by Dec. 8, 2019.


For frequently asked questions (FAQs) and more details, please refer to the FAQ document. For questions, please email mitgsl-georgia@mit.edu.

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