“Startup success can be engineered by following the process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught,” Eric Ries, pioneer of the Lean Startup methodology, has said. At MIT Enterprise Forum, we are firm believers that successful entrepreneurship isn’t the province of a few gifted visionaries. Instead, entrepreneurship is a learned art, when supported with a practical and proven methodology and curriculum.
However, entrepreneurship education is just the beginning. As the saying goes, it takes a village. In the case of technology entrepreneurship, everyone in the ecosystem plays a role in a company’s success: mentors, coaches, investors, industry experts, and thought leaders, among others. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the MIT Enterprise Forum StartSmart conference series, starting with the initial event in in Greece on October 21, 2014.
StartSmart is MIT Enterprise Forum’s signature event, pulling together all types of players in the technology community while focusing on serving our core audience: the early-stage technology entrepreneur. This one-day conference offers a wide range of activities that serve to inspire, inform, coach, and connect participants in a variety of ways.
So How Do We Start Smarter?
Our morning sessions kick off the day with successful technology entrepreneurs and venture capitalists offering lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid:
In the afternoon, StartSmart spotlights the local Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem as selected Greek entrepreneurs deliver their pitches to the conference audience. Afterwards, participants gather for breakout sessions on the practical aspects of starting new ventures. Workshop topics include strategies for building a successful board of advisors, incorporating and protecting intellectual property, and harnessing the “idea-to-market” process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to engage and meet other technology-community members. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, particularly in an emerging market such as Greece, then join us at StartSmart. Visit the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece’s website (www.mitefgreece.org) for more information or go directly to https://www.eventora.com/en/Events/StartSmart to register.