Get Involved: Innovation Ecosystem Builder Fellowship

Offer your time and expertise

We are eager to engage individuals and institutions with expertise in systems thinking, ecosystem building, and supporting innovators and entrepreneurs in the development of this pilot. We are actively looking for collaborators to contribute content to our curriculum and mentor fellows. We also know that our fellows have many needs that our program-design-focused curriculum is not going to address: leadership skills, business planning, legal and regulatory issues, and access to capital, to name a few. We are looking to build a list of active collaborator services and programs to which we can connect our fellows in order to address those gaps. If you are interested in contributing your time and knowledge to the fellows or our program in any of these ways, we want to hear from you! Please fill out this form, and we will be in touch soon.

Work with and learn from the fellows

As community leaders serving local innovators, our Innovation Ecosystem Builder Fellows will be excellent collaborators for researchers, case studies for classes, and hosts for student trips, internships, and independent studies. They will be visiting Cambridge in April. If you are interested in learning from or working with our fellows, leave some information here and we will connect with you once our cohort has been selected.

Support the fellowship 

Generous individuals and foundations have enabled MIT D-Lab to launch this initiative. If you would like more information about supporting our Ecosystem Builder programs, please contact New Partnerships & Initiatives Officer Lauren McKown at