Application

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Venture Mailing Address (You and your venture must be located in the Greater Boston area)

Other Entrepreneurial Activity (please check all that apply, past & present)

Team Members (Please list all team members who will be attending mentoring sessions and any faculty members involved)

Primary Contact (Must be member of the MIT community based in the Greater Boston area with a leadership role in venture)

MIT Affiliation

Other Members

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Business Idea/Description

Example: Something like “we create and sell game software for consumers". “We are the X for Y” can work very well here – example: YouTube’s concept statement was “Flickr for video”.
Example: The amount of junk mail in everyone's email inbox is growing despite attempts to fight it. You can't be sure who sent you the mail. In addition to wasting time and being annoying, this poses threats to security, spreads viruses and clogs up networks.
Example: This is costly for everyone in the chain: end users, IT departments and ISPs.
Example: We have software that guarantees that the sender is who they claim. This can be implemented at ISPs and enterprises, allowing the entire chain to validate every email's origin and discard invalid messages before they travel further.
Example: We will sell our software and services directly to the ISPs, web mail providers like Google and Microsoft, and F1000 companies through direct sales. We will provide a free add-on for email clients like Outlook so end users can easily adopt it.
Example: Breakthrough identification algorithm that can be inserted into the backbone system at a switch level. Based on cutting-edge research developed under government grants by the founders as MIT researchers.
If you are a student, is this venture idea based on your research at MIT? If yes, has it been disclosed to the MIT Technology Licensing Office? Example: Have exclusive license to the MIT patents for the underlying technologies as well as further company-owned IP.
What type(s) of VMS help do you think your startup needs?
If there is anything else we should know about your venture, please let us know here.