DEAL: Discover Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Want to get involved with entrepreneurship at MIT? Have a crazy idea you just can't wait to launch? We did, and we created the Discover Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (DEAL) to help bring out the entrepreneur in you, and get you ready to start and develop your own business.

Put together by more than ten upperclassmen entrepreneurs, DEAL is designed to bring together the entrepreneurially-minded students from the MIT Class of 2024 and introduce them to the resources available both at MIT and in Boston that we wish we had known about coming into MIT.

DEAL is an intensive multi-day bootcamp that will force you to think like an entrepreneur and develop a rough business plan. You will meet amazing professionals (entrepreneur, venture capital, industry), current undergraduate entrepreneurs, curious upperclassmen, and possibly even your future business partners during this wild adventure. When you're not working on a business plan or developing an elevator pitch, you'll be able to socialize with upperclassmen and fellow First Years deeply interested in entrepreneurship.

Learn more and see photos of past years on Instagram: @mitdeal


The finalized schedule will consist of events based on the preferences of the accepted applicants.

Frequent, engaging breakout sessions and workshops will take place for forming strong ties with fellow classmates and developing a stronger understanding of entrepreneurship at large and at MIT


Presented resources on campus include, but are not limited to: the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT $100K, Startlabs, Sloan,, E-Club, Sloan Business Club, MIT Venture Mentoring Services, MIT Technology Licensing Office, and entrepreneurial classes.

DEAL Specifics

Dates: Mon. August 17- Tues. August 18, 2020