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15.389 Global Entrepreneurship Lab, Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

Abstract image of hot air balloon with globe.
Abstract image of hot air balloon with globe. (Image courtesy of Professor Locke, Johnson, Murray, and Pentland.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a video of guest entrepreneurs and case abstracts from student team internships with companies. The cases include a set of recommendations for each company and reflections on lessons learned from the experience.

The course is structured to run across multiple terms, with the internship lasting three to four weeks between the lecture portions of the course.

Course Description

A new form of entrepreneurship is developing. Instead of focusing just on one country, today's innovative startups are increasingly looking globally for ideas, funding, people and markets. This is particularly true for new companies in Latin America, Western Europe and Asia. It is also true for many new companies in the United States.

G-Lab has four goals:

  1. To familiarize students with the issues and challenges facing global startups.

  2. To provide students with the experience of working in a "global" startup. These companies are either based outside the US or are in the US and trying to go global at a very early stage in their development.

  3. To allow students to build networks of contacts with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists around the world. We very much hope that this will lead to career opportunities in a wide range of industries and countries. We also hope your experience will help you decide whether, when and how you would like to work as a global entrepreneur.

  4. To offer high quality advice for global startups. We would like MIT Sloan to become the first place that global startups look for advice and help. This is an important goal for you, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and all future generations of MIT students.

Technical Requirements

RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.



Prof. Richard Locke
Prof. Shari Loessberg

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session



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