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Future MIT entrepreneurs get boost through Start6

Three-week credit class opens opportunities for MIT students.

MIT’s next generation of entrepreneurs is getting a leg up on the competition thanks to Start6, an innovative class offered Jan. 12-27 by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) that teaches students what’s needed to launch and run a successful startup business.

Keynote speakers for the class include Dropbox founder Drew Houston ’05, Google vice president Jeremy Wertheimer SM '89, PhD '96, and Ethernet co-inventor Robert Metcalfe, the founder of 3Com. The class also features mentoring, field trips, and panel discussions on entrepreneurship paths, marketing techniques, and funding strategies.

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