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  • Donor-Advised Funds: an underutilized philanthropic vehicle to support innovation in science and engineering

    Ryan Macpherson (MIT Sloan), Sarah Kearney (PRIME Coalition), Fiona Murray (MIT Sloan)

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    PRACTICE BRIEFING

    Intended to serve as a guide for investors, philanthropists, institutions, and entrepreneurs interested in using charitable capital to support early-stage, science-based innovation in for-profit enterprises. Charitable capital can be granted and/or invested into market-based solutions from several different philanthropic structures. This brief covers options for those interested to use a Donor Advised Fund, while its companion brief covers options available to those utilizing a private foundation to support innovation.

  • MIT Innovation Initiative

    MIT Innovation Initiative

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    BROCHURE

    An overview of the MIT Innovation Initiative’s mission, programs and activities.

  • MIT I&E Landscape 2015-2016

    MIT Innovation Initiative

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    ANNUAL REPORT

    A publication of the MIT innovation and entrepreneurship year in review, highlighting center and program
    activities, achievements, and featured student profiles.

  • Can Equity Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital and Investment Opportunities?

    Christian Catalini, Catherine Fazio, Fiona Murray

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    POLICY BRIEFING

    Considers whether equity crowdfunding under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act will open significant new capital markets for funding the “next billion-dollar startup” to the general public.

  • A New View of the Skew: A Quantitative Assessment of the Quality of American Entrepreneurship

    Catherine Fazio, Jorge Guzman, Fiona Murray, Scott Stern

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    POLICY BRIEFING

    Builds on research conducted by Jorge Guzman (PhD ’17) and Scott Stern (David Sarnoff Professor of Management at MIT Sloan) to develop new, empirical measures of the rate of entrepreneurship that account for quality as well as quantity. With these new measures, it is now possible to see the rate at which high-potential growth startups are founded.

  • Final Report of Community Feedback and Recommendations

    MIT Innovation Initiative

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    REPORT

    Developed through consultation with the MIT community, alumni, and partners. The final report documents the imperatives for the MIT Innovation Initiative today, as well as our aspirations.