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Your chance to learn about entrepreneurship

Want to learn about entrepreneurship? Want first-hand experience with a start up? Eventually want to start your own company? Through a collaboration between SEBC and MIT Venture Mentoring Service, VentureShips offers a hand-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!

We collaborate with local companies in educating the new generations of entrepreneurs through a semester-long training program with seasoned entrepreneurs and CEOs. We also regularly host networking events so that students and professional entrepreneurs both from MIT and around the area can mingle and make contacts and learn from others' activities. This unpaid, non-credit program is educational in nature with active guidance from experienced mentors and entrepreneurs. No matter what stage you are at in your academic pursuit, you have much to contribute and much to gain from this program. Our alumni have gone on to work in start-ups, join entrepreneurial competitions such as 100K, or even start their own companies.

This semester we have the following companies working with us:

  • Arcbazar (Allows clients to set up small-scale design competitions for architects)
  • Levant Power (Allows vehicles to convert bumps in the road into electricity, which can improve fuel economy and vehicle range, while providing improved ride and handling)
  • Virmark (Connects the client with a target audience effectively by encouraging the viral spreading of your message through social networks using a patent pending algorithm)
  • XL Hybrids (Developed a unique hybrid electric conversion system for commercial vehicles)


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