How to Apply


  • Have an appropriate project that will teach overarching business concepts to students
  • Design a reasonable project scope given that a team of 3-4 students will work 3-5 hours per week for 8-10 weeks
  • Be present during the kick-off event (Date: TBD in a room TBA) and the VMS Strategy Meeting (Date: TBD)
  • Commit to regular meetings with the student teams. Please do not apply unless you are sure that you can keep in close communication with the VentureShips teams.
  • Actively participate for the entire program duration
  • Possess a willingness and desire to teach about entrepreneurship and business. All company representatives are expected to act as mentors for the students. Not only are representatives expected to teach students about how to approach business problems, but also to share their entrepreneurial experiences and wisdom

    The Written Application

  • Written Applications Due: Sunday August 29, 2010
  • A copy of the application can be downloaded here. They should be e-mailed to Your applications will be carefully reviewed by the VentureShips organization in consultation with senior entrepreneurs at MIT.


    Interviews and Company Selection

  • Phone Interviews and Selection: Until Week of August 30th
  • Promising candidates will be contacted by phone to get additional details and to look for fit within the program.


    Past Companies


    We got some good and surprising information out of the project. I have data points on competitors and other companies in the space I never would have found on my own.
    Jim Lucchese
    CEO, Echonest