Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Recognizing the critical role played by commercial entities in bringing new medical technology into clinical practice, HST believes that exposing students to industry and to the issues involved in commercializing technology is an important part of a complete HST education. Listed below are a number of resources and activities available to all HST students interested in acquiring experience in this arena.

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship  is to train and develop leaders who will make high tech ventures successful. The center offers educational programs to inspire, train, and coach new generations of entrepreneurs from all parts of MIT.

The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

Each year, MIT holds a $100K competition in which students develop business plans to establish new companies. HST students who have entered the competition, some of whom have been members of winning teams, have found it to be an excellent way to "learn while doing." A number of HST student-led companies have been founded as a result of this competition.

The MIT IDEAS Global Challenge

The MIT IDEAS Global Challenge connects students with the passion and talent to improve the world with the experience and resources of the MIT community worldwide. They support innovation and entrepreneurship as public service through an annual competition that awards up to $10,000 per team for the best ideas to tackle barriers to well being. 

The MIT Entrepreneurs Club

The MIT Entrepreneurs Club, focuses on developing all aspects of science and technology business creation through weekly meetings, for-credit seminars, panels, and workshops.

MIT TechLink

TechLink’s mission is to assist the MIT graduate community connect, collaborate, and innovate. They host and create events that link students across all disciplines with each other, with alumni, and with professional networks.

MIT Venture Mentoring Service

The MIT Venture Mentoring Service matches prospective MIT entrepreneurs (including students) with volunteer mentors.


Students looking for experience in the workplace either during school or after graduation may contact the Harvard FAS Office of Career Services (GSAS students only), the MIT Global Education & Career Development Center, and the MIT Alumni Association. In addition to job listings, the MIT Alumni Association's Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN) helps arrange mentoring by MIT alumni.