Global Programs

The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) is a hybrid educational, economic development, and convening program that ultimately enables regional stakeholders to accelerate economic growth and social progress.

Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

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 click here
  • Cohort 6 regions click here
 

MIT Sloan School of Management - MIT REAP

MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program helps regions build entrepreneurial economies.