Essentials is a 2-month short program, for Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows at MIT, introducing the research-derived innovation process. You should expect to spend <25 hours over the 2-month period with reading, videos, lectures, and VMS mentor-guided group sessions.
Below are nine questions we would like you to answer based on the thinking you have done so far about your technology and your idea for a venture. DO NOT overthink this – at this point your responses are expected to be rudimentary and unproven. Just jot down what you think at this time. This is just a starting point. During the Essentials Program, you will treat these as hypotheses and test them. The answers will almost certainly look quite different by the end.
Furthermore, please make your responses as short as possible. In no case should your answer exceed 50 words (roughly 3-4 sentences).