MIT's innovation efforts include entrepreneurial bootcamp for EECS students

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In the Sunday Globe, MIT was profiled for president Rafael Reif's "campuswide effort to make the school the unquestioned leader of technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st century."

The main initiative highlighted was Start6, a 2½-week boot camp to teach students from the electrical engineering and computer science department (EECS) how to turn fledgling ideas into real businesses.

“You will see more of these types of programs because students want it,” said EECS department head Anantha Chandrakasan, who conceived of Start6. “We want to prepare them for an entrepreneurial experience.”

Globe business reporter Michael Farrell states that alumni from the school have founded about 26,000 companies that employ more than 3 million people, according to a study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit that researches entrepreneurship.

The full Globe story here: http://b.globe.com/1hEm6j3