MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI)

Program

High Level Schedule

Tentative, subject to change

Weekly focus

Week 1: Team formation, entrepreneurship 101, and a Shenzhen field trip

MEMSI will kick off with an action packed week starting with team formation and ideation, and leading right into the business content based on the Disciplined Entrepreneurship framework with a curriculum taken straight out of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

After two days of working on business fundamentals, we will then take a field trip into Shenzhen and Dongguan, China, visiting factories and learning how hardware products are mass produced.

We will then come back to Hong Kong, and spend a couple of days making and hacking prototypes.

Week 2: Building a Business Case, Making, and Showcase

Having spent some time working on the solution to the problems we selected in the first week, we will come back to business fundamentals, and work on building a business case for the product we are building.

We will have a lot of project time during the second week.  We will be working hard on creating a working prototype and developing a viable, sustainable business model.

The program will culminate in a Showcase event on Saturday afternoon, where teams will present their business plans and working prototypes to over 100 enthusiastic entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, alums and friends from the Hong Kong startup and business ecosystem.

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