MIT, founded in 1861 had it’s humble roots in engineering. That engineering mindset created a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation through a simple concept of learning by doing, taught by professors who balanced academia with their real-world entrepreneurial experiences. In this episode you’ll hear from Ed Roberts who takes us on the journey of how MIT started and grew into an innovative enterprise that cultivates innovative enterprises.
In this episode you’ll hear from Bill Aulet Managing Director, The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, who takes us on the journey of how a clean energy initiative evolved MIT into fintech.
In 2014 fintech wasn’t really a common term. But, Carlos Sanchez Altable, who was an MBA student at the time, had the intuition of applying technology to finance. That intuition led to a discovery of pent up demand of students hungry to venture into a new sector of business. This led MIT to create new courses such as Fintech Ventures and an annual staple fintech event.