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OpenCourseware - Entrepreneurial Courses

posted May 18, 2012, 7:35 AM by Joe Hadzima

In 1999, MIT Faculty considered how to use the Internet in pursuit of MIT's mission—to advance knowledge and educate
students—and in 2000 proposed MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.. MIT published the first proof-of-concept site in 2002, containing 50 courses. By November 2007, MIT completed the initial publication of virtually the entire curriculum, over 1,800 courses in 33 academic disciplines. Going forward, the OCW team is updating existing courses and adding new content and services to the site.

I recently completed a project as the Curator of a new OCW Entrepreneurship Curriculum by organizing the existing OCW course content into a program that visitors can use to learn skills and obtain knowledge that will help them become more effective entrepreneurial thinkers and doers in the great MIT tradition of Mens et Manus (Mind and Hands).  This project was supported by the NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation.

Check it out and let me know what you think.   New ideas and comments are always welcome.

Kauffman Foundation Report on MIT's Entrepreneurial Impact

posted Feb 10, 2011, 8:34 PM by Joe Hadzima   [ updated Dec 9, 2011, 7:41 AM ]

    Research by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Ed Roberts released in a 2009 report by the Kauffman Foundation entitled "Entrepreneurial Impact:  The Role of MIT" shows that the 25,800 currently active companies founded by MIT alumni employ about 3.3 million people and generate annual world wide sales of US$2 trillion, producing the equivalent of the eleventh-largest economy in the world. 

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