UPDATED ON 5/15/17 - EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 20, 2017. If you are a student in Russia interested in mobile technology entrepreneurship and software development, join the MIT Global Startup Labs Program this summer to gain technical and entrepreneurship skills.

This is not a typical class - it’s an intensive bootcamp where you will work in teams to develop and ultimately launch a mobile-app startup. Gain access to mentorship, investors, contacts, and seed funding during a demo day.

Since its launch 16 years ago, the MIT Global Startup Labs Program has been promoting economic development by cultivating young technology entrepreneurs. It partners with universities, incubators, and companies in more than 15 countries to offer mobile and internet technology incubator courses led by MIT student instructors. 

The pilot MIT Global Startup Labs Program in Russia will bring together gifted university students from ITMO, Skoltech and other Russian universities to guide them through a real-world entrepreneurial experience. Courses will focus on ideation, market research, pitching, and appropriate technology platforms, culminating with a pitch and prototype competition (Demo Day).

This is an intensive 8-week course. Accepted students must commit to attending every day from morning till evening (9am - 5pm every day), with homework and required exercises often assigned for the evening. The course will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia from June 19 - August 11, 2017.

If you are interested in being part of this program, please fill out this application in English by 17:00 Moscow Time on May 20, 2017 (10am EST).

For frequently asked questions (FAQs) and more details, please refer to the FAQ document. For any additional questions, please email gsl_russia_info@mit.edu.





Regularly enrolled university students in Russia