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MIT Enterprise Forum’s Prestigious History

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) is affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Technology Review. Founded by the MIT community in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978, the MIT Enterprise Forum began as an informal gathering for entrepreneurs to network, generate ideas and learn from the constructive criticism of their peers as they developed business plans and growth strategies. Eventually, the group adopted a more structured approach and assumed the name of MIT Enterprise Forum.

National and international chapters of MIT Enterprise Forum began to emerge as word of success spread. The MIT Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh was established in 1987. Its continued success stems from the efforts of a vast network of professional volunteers, each dedicated to achieving global outcomes by promoting the success of local entrepreneurs.

Our Relationship to MIT and MIT Technology Review

Our alignment with the missions of both MIT Technology Review and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology includes a focus on identifying the technologies that matter, and working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s greatest challenges. We are open to the whole of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

MIT Enterprise Forum Inc. is a corporation with a single sole member—MIT Technology Review Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation—which is responsible for the budget, staff and direct management of the MIT Enterprise Forum. MIT Technology Review Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation, wholly owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A complete list of MIT Enterprise Forum’s worldwide chapters can be found at www.mitef.org/chapters.


Our sponsors allow us to continue creating impactful programs that help Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs. To find out more, email us at mitefp.programdirector@gmail.com.


The MIT Enterprise Forum’s mission is to inform, connect, and coach entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. We are a network of local organizations, and open to the world.


Our vision is to build a better world by accelerating the creation and growth of world-class companies right here in Pittsburgh.

2014-2015 Event Listing

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