"GSL is the perfect way to gain experience for my plans to start a
technology based venture."
Brian Sangudi / MBA Sloan 2012 / MIT GSL Kenya 2011 Instructor
"A much needed break from academics at MIT. It lived up to and beyond my expectations...I was part of team that made a positive impact."
Oshani Seneviratne | MIT CSAIL PhD | Kenya 2011 & Philippines 2012 Instructor
"Impacting the lives of students who truly understand the problems and opportunities in Rwanda was an unparalleled experience."
Zach Hynes | MIT Undergraduate | Rwanda 2011 Instructor

Opportunities at Global Startup Labs

Program Participation is open to MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Opportunties to Travel as an Instructor

Global Startup Labs seeks qualified applicants from the MIT community to participate as instructors for our mobile incubator courses across the world. Participating is an incredible way to spend your summer or IAP. The Global Startup Labs experience is adventurous, demanding, rewarding, and fun.

To apply, please visit MISTI's application portal.

Instructors deliver a mobile technologies incubator course to young innovators in a region, hosted at a top university. Desired outcomes are funded startups from the course.
Instructors organize local capacity and networks to foster entrepreneurship. This includes organizing investor seminars, mentor networks, partnerships, and seeking funding opportunities.
All housing and travel expenses are covered.
A generous stipend is provided to each instructor (amount dependent on experience).
Benefits are enormous: enlightening venture mentorship experiences, connections to high-level venture players, connection to our global network of innovators and partners, and make a sustainable positive economic and social impact.
Each program lasts approximately seven weeks during the summer (June through August) or 3 weeks during IAP (in January).
Instructors work with university faculty, regional business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to deliver incubators and to build lasting outcomes.
Instructors are selected from across the MIT student community, from freshmen to graduate students to MBAs. No particular major or department required.

Ideal participants have experience in entrepreneurship or technology:

Entrepreneurship Instructor

Instruct, mentor, and incubate multiple technology startups developed during class.

Deliver a real-world entrepreneurship incubation course with mature curriculum based on MIT incubator courses.

Network with international business leaders, investors, and innovators.

Ideal candidate has venture and/or business experience. Also, we seek undergraduates with good organizational capacity and communication skills.

Technology Instructor

Learn and instruct real-world mobile and Internet technologies in Java and Python .

Ideal candidate has strong programming background, good communication skills, and a passion for teaching.

No mobile or Internet technologies experience necessary. You can learn before you go and we have an extensive curriculum.

Employ state-of-the-art mobile equipment from top companies including Google and Samsung.

Organizational Participation at MIT

There are plenty of fulfilling ways to help out other than traveling as an instructor. MIT Global Startup Labs is seeking MIT students and alumni to volunteer to help organize and expand the program. We are seeking help with:

  • Country Liaisons: In a particular region, help us to organize our incubator courses and help us to devise and execute regionally-appropriate strategies to foster innovation.
  • Web Developers: Help us develop and maintain our Internet presence including this site, how to stay current with our entrepreneurs, and publicity.
  • Curriculum Developers: Help us to develop new and improved technical and entrepreneurship curriculum.
  • Fundraising: Help us to plan and execute fundraising for particular regions and programs. This includes developing and nurturing relationships with corporate sponsors.

If you are interested in helping, please contact us.