Hosted by: MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Curious about what it takes to build a startup based on a product with both hardware and software components? Want to learn how mass production works in China? Join other students like you in Hong Kong for the MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI).

MEMSI is a two-week long, fully immersive boot camp for aspiring hardware system innovators from universities in Hong Kong and from MIT. Travel and program expenses are covered!

In two action-packed weeks, students will:

  • Meet and work with like-minded innovators from several continents
  • See how mass production happens in real life via factory tours in China
  • Choose a customer problem to solve, create a solution, build a prototype, develop a business case, and present their venture to thought leaders, alumni and friends on Showcase Day
  • Develop a strong entrepreneurial spirit and build hard and soft skills that will help them succeed, whatever career paths they may choose after graduation.


  • Applications are open now
  • Info sessions will be held at MIT on September 28 and October 4
  • Application deadline is Friday, October 20, 8 pm (EST)
  • A select number of applicants will be invited to interview with us
  • Students will be notified of their acceptance status by November 1
  • Accepted students must confirm their attendance with in 48 hours

To learn more and to apply, visit the MEMSI website

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