The Innovation Leadership Bootcamp isn't just for entrepreneurs. Whatever your background, if you're passionate about creating an impact in the world around you, we're the community for you!
Admission to the Bootcamps is highly selective. We have shaped our admission criteria around the attributes possessed by our most successful Bootcampers. In addition to the following attributes, we found that they display and articulate the following qualities: compassion, the pursuit of excellence, curiosity and dynamism, an enjoyment of learning—and they strive to make an impact, personally and professionally. When you apply, be prepared to talk about your accomplishments and how you have dealt with challenges.
Capacity for Calculated Risk
Success happens when preparation meets opportunity. But seizing new opportunities comes with an inescapable amount of risk. We look for applicants who are confident and calculated risk-takers, and who can weigh when it makes sense to embark on a new venture, pivot, or start anew.
Open and Critical Thinking
Developing your venture will require collaboration and openness to new ideas. We look for individuals with an ability to combine critical thinking with an open mind.
Focus on Community
At MIT we believe that the team is more important than the idea. Great teams make amazing companies and can turn average ideas into life-changing innovations. Ideal candidates will put the team above themselves, and have a strong track record of contributing to their community.
Initiative with Follow-Through
Anyone can start a new venture, but what separates thriving businesses from those that fail is follow-through. We look for applicants that start new ventures, but will follow through even when the going gets tough.