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  • The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (reap.mit.edu) provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems. We achieve this by translating research insights into practical frameworks, convening stakeholders focused on IDE, and educating regional leaders through team-based interaction to achieve economic and social impact.

    MIT REAP. Translate, Convene, Educate. Impact.

    • Translate research and expertise into practical frameworks, approaches and actions with widespread global application.
    • Convene stakeholders (corporate, risk capital, entrepreneur, university and government) from ecosystems around the world to build a community for collaboration and learning.
    • Educate regional innovation ecosystem leaders through team-based learning to facilitate meaningful economic and social outcomes.
    • Impact regions through the development of new programmatic and policy interventions that build on strengths and support weaknesses to support IDEs

    MIT REAP admits teams from up to 8 partner regions annually, which are comprised of 5-8 highly driven and influential members and is headed by a regional champion. For information on past and current participants and assembling an ideal REAP team please see links below: 

    • Short Overview please click here
    • Cohort 1 regions click here
    • Cohort 2 regions click here
    • Cohort 3 regions click here
    • Cohort 4 regions click here
    • Cohort 5 regions – will include teams from Algeria, Ghana, Queensland, Melbourne, Quito, and others

    We are currently accepting applications for Cohort 6 through end of January, 2018. Formal acceptance into the program will happen in April 2018 and MIT REAP Cohort 6 Action Phase 0 will launch in July 2018 with Workshop 1 being held at MIT in October 2018. Here is the link for the online application.