MIT calls for Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp applications

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced the launch of its first international Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, inviting applications from entrepreneurs across the world.

MIT will select 50 students from across the world for the first international MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, to be held in Seoul, South Korea, in March.

Participants will form teams and be asked to launch a startup in four days; while also taking part in lectures, mentoring, and one-on-one coaching from MIT experts, as well as established entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

The programme will culminate in a Demo Day, which will be judged by a panel of investors and serial entrepreneurs from Seoul, Shanghai, San Francisco, and Boston.

MIT said it hopes to assemble a cohort from across the world’s regions, and encouraged African entrepreneurs to apply for the programme.

Applications can be made here, until January 18.  Scholarships are also available for the bootcamp; but only those who apply before December 31 will be eligible for the scholarships.

Following the bootcamp, participants will have the opportunity to stay longer if they wish with complimentary co-working space as well as legal and accounting consulting as required. Foreign startup founders interested in launching their companies in South Korea can also request assistance with the visa application process.

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