Your MIT Entrepreneurial Experience

Welcome to MIT VentureShips!

VentureShips provides hands-on training for the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Students work with MIT affiliated early-stage startup companies on real-life business issues ranging from market analysis, financial forecast, regulatory approval, business development, marketing, and more!

Each VentureShips team typically consists of 3-5 students. Senior company personnel and seasoned entrepreneurs from the MIT Venture Mentoring Service provide valuable guidance and mentorship to each team. For information on how to apply to be a participating company, please see the For Companies section.

The program is designed to provide students and post-doctoral fellows without prior business training an opportunity to gain valuable business skills. However, students with business backgrounds are still encouraged to apply. Each student should be prepared to devote approximately 3-5 hours/week to the project. For information on how to apply to be a participating student, please see For Students


Companies that have participated in past semesters

  • A123Systems
  • Aerva
  • Alberti's Window
  • Angstrom Medica
  • Artaic
  • Assured Labor
  • BenchFly
  • CADNexus
  • ClickDiagnostics (100k competition winner)
  • Cogito Health
  • Cognika
  • Design that Matters
  • Echo Nest
  • Emerginvest (100k competition finalist)
  • Ferro Solutions
  • Filter Sensing Technologies
  • Fortescue
  • Genasun
  • Gramify
  • Grassroots Giving Group
  • Harmony Line (50K competition finalist)
  • Investment Instrument Corporation
  • InVivo Therapeutics
  • LifePatch International
  • Lime Design, Inc.
  • Lyric Semiconductor
  • Medelle
  • Myomo (50K competition winner)
  • Neurigen Laboratories
  • Osio
  • PawSpot
  • Pharyx
  • QID Tech
  • Rate it Green
  • Rakket Networks
  • Scalable Display Technologies
  • SkelScan
  • SOMS
  • WebNotes
  • zthere
  • Past Companies


    The students were conscientious, interested and interesting. The result was quite helpful for us as we developed a comprehensive overview for our product positioning as we get ready to go to market.
    Miles Flamenbaum
    CEO, SOMS Technologies