IdeaStorm at MIT Sloan
Ideastorm 13 Announced! 4/12, 6-8pm @ CIC (Kendall Square)

On April 12th, we’re excited to host the biggest and baddest Ideastorm yet! Tickets will go fast, so make sure to sign up here.

For those of you new to IdeaStorm, it’s a fast-paced, lightly moderated, high energy brainstorming session. Creative Ideas + Entrepreneurial Minds = Great Teams + Hot Startups. Bring your startup idea for others to help build on, or just bring your creativity and feedback for peers.

Event format:

1. Challenge Question – Ex: “How can we use WiFi to improve everyday items?”

2. Fresh Ideas – Pitch your ideas to the group and brainstorm

3. Founder’s Dilemma – Help a real founder tackle a real business problem 

Each of these sessions will be 15-20 minutes in groups of 10-15 people.

Bring ideas, bring feedback, and bring friends!  Don’t worry if you have to leave early.

Cheers,

The IdeaStorm Champions
http://ideastorm.tumblr.com/
@MIT_IdeaStorm

*Ideastorm graphics by Resident Doodler @vijayjpatel

IdeaStorm 13 - Coming Soon !

A quick heads-up that we’re planning the next BIG Ideastorm for April 12 (tentative date) at the Cambridge Innovation Center.

Sign up for our mailing list and watch this space for more details!

Cheers,

The IdeaStorm Champions
http://ideastorm.tumblr.com/
@MIT_IdeaStorm

The biggest and most prestigious IdeaStorm  ever, at the MIT VC Conference

The biggest and most prestigious IdeaStorm ever, at the MIT VC Conference

IdeaStorm 12 @ MIT VC Conference

We are excited to announce that IdeaStorm 12 will be part of the MIT Venture Capital Conference. All registered conference attendees are invited to attend Friday Nov 19 4pm-5pm (check the official conference agenda for details).  

For those new to IdeaStorm, it is a fast-paced, lightly moderated, high energy brainstorming session.  

Breakout sessions will feature:
1. Challenge Question - Ex: “How can we use WiFi to improve everyday items?”
2. Fresh Ideas – New ideas that hit you on the way to work today.
3. Founder’s Dilemma- A local entrepreneur will presents a problem for discussion.

There is a great line-up of panels and speakers at this year’s MIT VC Conference, with a focus on dialogue between investors and entrepreneurs.  We are excited that IdeaStorm 12 will be the final event— come enjoy the fun atmosphere, dynamic conversation, and opportunity to form relationships with other conference attendees through the exchange of ideas.

IdeaStorm 11 was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cambridge Innovation Center on October 12. It was an energetic and diverse gathering, and we filled the Venture Cafe to max capacity! The challenge topic for the breakout sessions was brainstorming solutions to everyday annoyances.  Since we partnered with the MIT 100K Competition for this event, we all gathered for a mini elevator pitch contest and heard ideas ranging from haptics orthopedic surgery training to nightclubs geared toward babyboomers.  

MIT IDEASTORM 11 Announced! - REGISTER NOW

Welcome to IdeaStorm 11, in collaboration with the MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship Club and the MIT $100K Competition:  Get ready to the biggest and best brainstorming session ever.  We’re looking forward to a great new event on Tuesday, October 12th!  This IdeaStorm is an MIT $100K mixer event, so the focus will be on taking the best ideas to the next level and submitting them to the MIT $100K Elevator Pitch Contest.  For more details on the MIT $100K EPC, click here. http://www.mit100k.org/


For those of you new to IdeaStorm, it’s a fast-paced, lightly moderated, high energy brainstorming session. Creative Ideas + Entrepreneurial Minds = Great Teams + Hot Startups. Bring your startup idea for others to help build on, or just bring your creativity and feedback for peers.

Event format:

1. Challenge Question - Ex: “How can we use WiFi to improve everyday items?”
2. Fresh Ideas – New ideas that hit you on the way to work today.
3. Wrapup / Vote on Best & Worst Ideas

Each of these sessions will be 15-20 minutes in groups of 10-15 people.

Bring ideas, bring feedback, and bring friends!  Don’t worry if you have to leave early.

Cheers,

The IdeaStorm Champions
http://ideastorm.tumblr.com/
@MIT_IdeaStorm

REGISTER NOW

IdeaStorm 10 Founder’s Dilemma: Brainstorm with the Intuit Innovation Lab at Tuesday’s IdeaStorm, and hear about their latest developments!  Don’t forget to register at http://ideastorm.tumblr.com

IdeaStorm 10 Founder’s Dilemma: Brainstorm with the Intuit Innovation Lab at Tuesday’s IdeaStorm, and hear about their latest developments!  Don’t forget to register at http://ideastorm.tumblr.com

IdeaStorm 10 Announced: Tuesday, April 13th at 6pm

Come to our next brainstorming session on Tuesday, April 13th at 6pm in Kendall Square, and bring your business ideas.  We’ll have a fresh set of entrepreneurs looking for your advice!  Sign up at http://ideastorm.eventbrite.com (or on the right-hand column). Here’s the event itinerary.

1. Challenge Question: Eg: How can we use WiFi to improve everyday items?
2. Fresh Ideas: Pitch the business ideas, whether old, new, or from the shower
3. Founder’s Dilemma: A startup founder poses current challenges to the group
4. Wrap-up / Vote on best and craziest ideas

Stay tuned for more information about the founders as we approach the 13th.

Thanks,

The IdeaStorm Team

See Amos Winter at the MIT Sloan IdeaStorm event demonstrate the wheelchair (Leveraged Freedom) he built for 3rd world countries (Featured on the front page of the Boston Globe!)

IdeaStorm 9 set the new bar for brainstorming and innovation in Boston.  Check out pictures from tonight’s event.  Thank you to all those who attended, and feel free to submit your own pictures.

Featured Founder’s Dilemma Host: Amos Winter at the Leveraged Freedom wheelchair.  Meet him at IdeaStorm 9.

Featured Founder’s Dilemma Host: Amos Winter at the Leveraged Freedom wheelchair.  Meet him at IdeaStorm 9.

Tontines for the Young Invincibles

Nearly one-third of the country’s uninsured are between 18 and 29. Health insurance doesn’t offer them the same value that it does to others and so they go without. But, a recent article by two law professors (titled “Tontines for the Young Invincibles”) is proposing the use of an old and outlawed practice as a solution—the tontine. Participants pay into a pool of money and, if they don’t use the pool’s resources, some portion of their contribution is returned. A well structured policy could offer consumers low cost health insurance and incentives to live healthy. Moreover, rollover/renewal options could turn a short-term tontine into a lifetime health insurance customer. Created by Carlos Dedesma. For more information, visit http://ideastorm.noontimenetworks.com/Group.aspx/2954

Register for IdeaStorm 9: Tuesday, Mar 9th at 6pm

Creative Thinkers & Entrepreneurs!  Join us for IdeaStorm 9: it’s a fast-paced, lightly moderated, high energy brainstorming session. Creative Ideas + Entrepreneurial Minds = Great Teams + Hot Startups. Bring your startup idea for others to help build on, or just bring your creativity and feedback for peers.

Register for IdeaStorm 9, Tue, Mar 9th at 6pm, CIC (Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA)

Hot on the heels of the biggest and best IdeaStorm ever, we have secured TWO floors at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. After more than 100 attendees at IdeaStorm 8, we’re expecting another great turnout from MIT, Boston schools, and the local tech entrepreneurship community.

Event Format

  1. Challenge Question - Ex: “How can we use WiFi to improve everyday items?”
  2. Founders Dilemma – startup founder poses challenge/opportunities
  3. Unrehearsed Elevator – New ideas that hit you on the way to work today.
  4. Wrapup / Vote on Best & Worst Ideas

Each of these sessions will be 15-20 minutes in groups of 10-15 people.

Register for IdeaStorm 9, Tue, March 9th at 6pm, CIC (Kendall Square)

Bring ideas, bring feedback, and bring friends!


Cheers,
Morgan, Adam, Slava, Brad, Luke, Evan, Elliot, Kip, Jeff, Jaime, Thomas, and Carlos

IdeaStorm Blog & Signup: http://ideastorm.tumblr.com

Creative Ideas + Entrepreneurial Minds = Great Teams + Hot Startups

IdeaStorm 8 was a smash success.  Take a look at pictures of the last event, and sign up for the next one on March 9th!

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