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MIT fuse & StartMIT Info Sessions This Week!

What will YOU be doing in January during the Independent Activities Period? Interested in taking part in either MIT fuse or StartMIT? Come learn about each program, which one is right for you, and how to submit a winning application.
Sign up for one of our Info Sessions:
TOMORROW at 12 noon in 32-155 (Stata Center)
TOMORROW at 5:30 pm in E40-275 (Trust Center)
Thurs. Nov 1 ay 12 noon in 32-155 (Stata Center)

Our next speaker series event features Maynard Webb, a 40-year veteran in the tech industry, and an experienced mentor, investor, and board member. He will be speaking on the topics of his two critically acclaimed books, Rebooting Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, and Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads a Business. A few spaces are left for this lunchtime speaker event in the Trust Center Garage tomorrow.

Upcoming MIT Events

11.1 Is It Up to Business to Save the Planet?
A livestream discussion of business priorities vs. sustainability concerns and the planet.

11.1 AMP Session #1
A 4-week seminar for undergraduate engineering students who are curious about entrepreneurship and how to turn their ideas into businesses.

11.2 - 11.4 MIT Energy Hack
This year's theme is "Hack Sustainability".

11.5 Pear VC Pitch Night
Give a two minute pitch and compete to win a $1K prize. Judges include Katie Rae, head of The Engine.

11.6 MIT $100K PITCH Finale 2018
The first of the three phases of the year-long $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, celebrating its 30th year.

11.8 AI and the Future of Work Conference
Work is changing, driven by an AI revolution and new talent models. Come engage in this important conversation.

11.15 MIT Water Innovation Prize Kickoff Dinner
The first event for the 2019 Water Innovation Prize with $30K in prizes.

Upcoming Deadlines

NOW OPEN MIT Ventureships Student Applications
For students looking to work alongside MIT early-stage startups for a semester.

10.31 MIT Water Summit Poster Session
Apply to present at the annual water summit on November 15th and 16th.

11.6 MITdesignX 2019 Cohort Deadline
For student ventures featuring a member of SA+P.

11.14 MIT fuse Application Deadline
For the Trust Center's team-focused mini accelerator during IAP in January 2019.

11.19 StartMIT Application Deadline
This is the "on-ramp" to the entrepreneurial world at MIT taking place during IAP in January 2019.
MIT E& I News

MIT News:
Monitoring muscles to improve athletic training
MIT delta v 2015 company Humon and its "Hex" wearable device gives athletes real-time data on muscle oxygen levels to guide workouts.

MIT Innovation Blog:
Why We Hack for Freedom
A participant from The Freedom Lab explains the passion behind this past weekend's hackathon.

MIT Sloan News:
3 Professional Life Hacks From a Billionaire Introvert
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman on limited serendipity, betting on a reference, and embracing your skillset.

MIT News:
MIT spinoff takes top honor at MassChallenge Awards
MIT delta v 2017 company Infinite Cooling wins a $100K Diamond Winner at the MassChallenge Awards.

Fashion rental startup Armoire -- the 'closet of the future' -- raises $3M to grow and expand offerings
MIT delta v 2016 team will use funding to expand and further develop its predictive capability technologies.

Helping you take the pill, on time, every time
MIT delta v 2018 team Aavia has built a smart sensor device to help women on birth control take their pill regularly.

BU LAW CLINIC - Every Friday 10a - 4p
Looking to have your legal questions answered? Sign up for an appointment with the BU Law students who can help with entrepreneurship, IP, and cyberlaw issues. Clinic takes place at the Trust Center every Friday; walk-ins allowed but reservations strongly suggested.

New MIT FinTech Bulletin Board
Now anyone can post and make announcements for the MIT FinTech community! Announce events, share news, look for resources, find co-founders, and launch a new venture. Learn all about the MIT FinTech community and conference on this page!

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I have not seen in my 71 years of life an opportunity to support youth co-create futures like SDG Metaverse Prize - since my father met von neumann the year I was born my family has kept an eye on entrepreneurial revolution open societal flows. living up to smithian or keynsian values 
Special thanks to zasheem launches of 2 journals with adam smith scholars and around Glasgow's greatest 20th C alumni for good. See alsdo and Greatests of All Time
Following on with Japan ambassador to Bangladesh support from 2010 in mapping last decade of Fazle Abed and the billion womens economic model he gravitated over 50 years, Team of Asian media graduates, and friends and I were lucky to follow movements of Guterres (very granular levels of 100 ops leaders inside UN) around digital un2.0 from their start in 2016.
As a statistician, datawise. I can offer a quick start mapping every last mile operation branch of UN that is linking in to maximise tech nd deep data with smartest possible logistics even as sad new fractures of world trade flows are caused most lately by Russia. Whats still needed is more clarity on which multilateral has the most data on broken value chains- fortunately i personally know who at the world bank has since 2006 the most data on food prices across every country. Maybe you know // sources .
 Digital cooperation has been celebrated solutionwise in Geneva where the ITU has actually been the digital twin of ny policy headquarters from the start in 1946 (and actually earlier since 1865 collaborations needed for there to be one telegraph standard instead of many).
By 2018 the first digital cooperation report mainly chaired out of geneva with 30 national tech leaders eg melinda gates representing USA to guterres and he formed tech envoy transformation office round 10 transformation processes -see Overview of the Office’s Ongoing Work | Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology
The ITU started taking its responsibility to a new level with AIforgood- specifically this went year round zoom not juts annual summit- and a first 50 operational branches of the UN identified at least one ai project each. Meanwhile Guterres hosted expert roundtables around the 10 processes uniting not just un branches and national leaders but corporations , leading ai university centres and NGOs -see
Three more things came together- it turned out that 20 operational units of the UN had been discussing web1 &2 in annual vents of ITU -in thi=ose days called worldwide information society; the xprize out of moutnain view's singularity university got involved. By december the 10 million dillar avatar prize will  be debriefed- the last 4 xprizes have been on urgen tai solutions eg related to covid. And japan has been uniting about 40 cities' colleges through two investment streams geared to society5.0 and Osaka Data Track Expos - connection places where the UN has a training college and connecting AI regional epicentres fortunately Nordica, Netherlands & selected East Europe's smartest community AI researchers (ie who value DAO) are miles more connected than west EU's bureaucratic offices. (I did help moderate EU Knolwgeboard for 3 years so have followed this rather strange old world happening) You could also check with Romano Prodi as died and he shared most entrepreneurial revolution maps.
Back in 2018 the tufts arctic circle club were miles ahead on virtual reality than other boston students including mit100k prize that i once judged in a minor way.  The over 18 teams are effectively free to help the UN digitalise and connect this with web 3 or metaverse or ai or whatever is the leap forward 2020s that you see tech mobilising
 can a prize help celebrate new Greatest of All Time. This will be one way to unite celebrities of sports and fashions with real tech heroines.
Exponentially we are at a critical time as nature judges us. Due to last week's supreme court rulings, around the world nations are being told taht it is only at the state level they can expect any american partners of climate, energy etc. However there is a chnace e that if we map who cares about water this may even unite some republican states. 
Thanks to the work led by people like Eban he has a listing of which institutions joined their youth in March 2022. Is there a way to see who wants to help youth connect before december's starting line for year 1 of As far as I can see this prize isnt just us last chance to be be trusted rest of the world on cop26 but it is every community's chance to benchmark digital gov. UN2.0 if succeeds  Meta will not only provide a benchmark for digital multilateral but will in effect unite every best govtech - at community state nation level. So already when it comes to goal 4 education places like singapore and south korea are both leaders of ai for every age group and leading connectors of Guterres Digital UN , and in effect every sustainability goal solution. of course the problem is penisular and  developed island states are not sufficient to help with massive inland solutions on continent scales let alone messy landlocked nations borders. The reality is west (US and EU) depends on Asian solutions  more than many Atlamtic policymakers view. Europe is not yet better situated for peace than the 1920s and this time round the US is not united on being a leader in saving the world. The great thing about the prize is with teams of 2-6 getting on with deep digital solutions youth can advance in joy and productivity even as elder generations have designed 60 years of accelerating media to propagate hate or fear or mental illness.
i welcome any way to follow this up eg whatsapp +1 240 316  8157, zooms, last month while wall street was still investing mainly in naked apes - educators started an NFT aimed at connecting 6000 educators; to be frank this is mainly k-12 leaving the 2 main areas fazle abed's last 20 years focused newly on university and pre-school maximum opportunity to represent women empowerments voice if you should so choose to collaborate
cheers chris macrae

===================please note most of this column is due to be re-edited we hope to issue a list of yunus top 10 stories but when it comes to solutions matching those challeges there's all to play for as web3 is humanity's last chnace to leap ahead

  hottest youth-spring question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

Breaking News to action now!

About Pro-Youth economics at Norman Macrae Foundation online library of norman macrae - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant -videos 1 2 -fansweb  NMFoundation- youth projects - include yunuschoolusa


fullest press reports  Grameen Brand Partnership Architecture

exponential impact advisory: the social business youth networks inspired by muhammad yunus -without which millennium goal actions networks would be way behind are worth far more than any individual parts according to Norman Macrae Foundation  trilliondollaraudit methodology and charter notespace

Beyond the extraordinary investment of the members bank at Grameen, and the approximate third share its members foundation holds in grameenphone, here is our Unofficial League Table of Most Impactful Social Business Investments around yunus - last update 1 dec 2012

! Grameen Solar

2 Grameen Mobile Nursing nets and college

3 Portfolio of investments linkedin by Japan

4 Portfolio of youth-led networking inventions in US educationsystem  tertiar and secondary - transparency note NM Foundation has minor donation/loan interest

5 Investments in Grameen as collaboration brand linked in out of paris- the origin of global social business partnership funds

6 OpenTech investments of Grameen Intel


-------- while not controlled by yunus we see wholeplanetfoundation microcredit investment table and conscious capitalsm movements and hugely important to advancing pro-youth economicsmission of friends of youth and yunus


email you have questions or recommendations of entries that should be in this league table

-please read notes about what pro-youth economists mean by superapps being most

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