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15.375/MAS.665/EC.731  Development Ventures ~ MIT Emerging Market Innovations Seminar

Fall 2014

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Instructors: Joost Paul Bonsen, Alex Paul Pentland

Lecture:  R 10am-12noon  (E14-633)        


We challenge students to craft enduring and economically viable solutions to problems faced by at least One Billion people worldwide

Summary -- Development Ventures (DV) is an action lab class on founding, financing, and building entrepreneurial ventures in developing nations. Challenges students to craft enduring and economically viable solutions to the problems faced by peoples in these countries. Cases illustrate examples of both successful and failed businesses, and the difficulties in deploying and diffusing products and services through entrepreneurial action. Explores a range of established and emerging business models, as well as new business opportunities enabled by emerging technologies in MIT labs and beyond. Students develop a business plan executive summary suitable for submission in the MIT IDEAS and/or $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and more.

Location -- E14-633 -- 6th floor of E14 --



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