The Founder's Journey

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless immensity of the sea.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry1


6.933 is about finding and activating your entrepreneurial energy.

What road are you embarking upon in starting a company, and what obstacles threaten your success? What else and who else will you need?

If you want to start a company, 6.933 will give you the chance to live the steps to bring that curiosity to fruition, with substantial exposure to mentors and leaders from the startup community.

You’ll learn by doing. We’ll hear from guests who have travelled this path, successfully and unsuccessfully. 6.933 is about grasping the essence of the journey you’re about to undertake.

Even if you’re not ready for a startup, this class provides an exploration of leadership, innovation, and creativity as seen through the lens of a startup founder. We’ll gain a broader insight into turning any novel vision into action.

To request a slot in our Spring 2014 session, complete our survey

Comments from last semester’s students are

A list of previous guest speakers is

See schedule details for our Spring 2014 semester

The syllabus from last semester is

1. Info on the Saint-Exupéry quote is here.