"In Innovation Teams, a cross-functional group of students from across MIT get pitched MIT-based technologies by those who need help commercializing and developing their business models."
MIT Sloan on the Road receptions are a great way for applicants to get to know MIT Sloan by speaking with people who know it best — our alumni!
We encourage you to share your personal stories! We anticipate a diverse crowd so please be sensitive with your comments. We ask that you focus on the positives of MIT Sloan and try not to compare MIT Sloan or speak negatively about other schools.
Registration and further details can be found at the links below. More locations and links will be added soon.
We hope you can join us!
MIT Sloan on the Road 2014
|7/10/214||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|7/13/2014||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|7/14/2014||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|7/17/2014||London, United Kingdom|
|7/23/2014||Mexico City, Mexico|
|8/14/2014||New York, NY|
|8/18/2014||Los Angeles, CA|
|8/19/2014||Newport Beach, CA|
|8/20/2014||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|8/21/2014||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|9/2/2014||San Francisco, CA|
|9/3/2014||Palo Alto, CA|
|9/8/2014||New York, NY|
|10/16/2014||New York, NY|
*Please note: Updated contact information entered on this registration page will be shared with the Alumni Relations Office and updated in our database.
“Our mission, along with the mission of MIT Sloan, is to both develop leaders who make a difference in the world, and also to make a contribution to thinking about the topic of leadership.”
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“You could talk about watershed management and conservation of energy all you want. But until you put numbers to it and financial analysis to it, you’re not going to get much done. I came to business school to speak that language, speak with people in terms of numbers, financial numbers so that I can get projects done.”
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."
“Technology interests me because it is the mechanism by which we can improve our lives. It also can have unintended consequences, which is why it is important to study its adoption and diffusion through the market.”