Global Ventures

Sanergy, a social venture that makes hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa's informal settlements.
Sanergy, a social venture that makes hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa's informal settlements.

Founding, financing, and building entrepreneurial ventures targeting developing countries, emerging markets, and underserved consumers everywhere.

Challenges students to craft enduring and economically viable solutions to the problems faced by these countries. Cases illustrate examples of both successful and failed businesses, and the difficulties in deploying and diffusing products and services through entrepreneurial action. Explores a range of established and emerging business models, as well as new business opportunities enabled by innovations emerging from MIT labs and beyond. Students develop a business plan executive summary suitable for submission in the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition's Accelerate Contest or MIT IDEAS.

Course Information

Semester Offered
Fall (Offered since 2001)
Lecture Location
E14-633
Lecture Times
R10-12
Units (credit hours)
12
Class Size
40 Students
Grading
A/B/C/D/F
Course #
MAS.665 / 15.375 / EC.731J