MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator

A two-week-long hybrid hardware startup bootcamp

January 9-23, 2021

It’s not a bootcamp if it’s not intense.

MEMSI 2021 is an adventure that will transform the way you see the world — especially the post-pandemic world.

Students from MIT and Hong Kong get together and form teams to build a tech startup pitch in just two weeks! This is a unique opportunity to work with industry partners in the aviation sector and gain insight into business processes that will help you solve a pre-defined industry problem with exposure to Asia. You will build prototypes, create a business model that makes sense, and then pitch your startups to supporters of entrepreneurship on Showcase Day.

You will discover weaknesses you never knew you had and strengths that will help you soar. Along the way, you will make lifelong friends and become part of an international community. Don’t worry about program expenses – we cover them all! But don’t let that be the reason you apply.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this year’s program will provide a hybrid learning experience, with MIT Students joining the cohort virtually.

Please note that we are only offering MEMSI in January. There is no summer MEMSI. 

Application Timeline

MIT Students

  • Applications open: October 5, 2020
  • Applications close: end of Fall semester 2020
  • Info-session 1: October 6, 2020 via ZOOM @ 7PM EDT
  • Info-session 2: October 8, 2020 via ZOOM @ 7PM EDT
  • Interviews: On a rolling basis via ZOOM
  • Acceptance notifications: On a rolling basis. Accepted students must confirm their attendance within 48h.
  • Cohort Finalized: End of December 2020
  • Orientation for January 2021 Cohort: End of December 2020

Hong Kong Students

  • Applications open: October 6, 2020
  • Applications close: November 30, 2020
  • Info-session 1: October 13, 2020 via Zoom @ 5PM HKT 
  • Info-session 2: October 16, 2020 via Zoom @ 3PM HKT
  • Interviews: On a rolling basis via ZOOM
  • Acceptance notifications: On a rolling basis. Accepted students must confirm their attendance within 48h.
  • Cohort Finalized: December, 2020
  • Orientation for January 2021 Cohort: December, 2020

2020 Cohort Statistics

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