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Mission


Building and investing in startups from the MIT Media Lab community.

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Mission


Building and investing in startups from the MIT Media Lab community.

From "Deploy" to "Scale"

Following the Media Lab's ethos, "Deploy", E14 Fund was created to help Media Lab entrepreneurs scale their impact. We do this by serving the Media Lab community of students, faculty, members and alumni and by investing capital into their companies.

As the MIT Media Lab affiliated fund, E14 supports the community whether in the Lab or decades later, and everything in-between:

  • spending time with founders and future founders wherever they are in their entrepreneurial journey.

  • mentoring and coaching students as they complete their academic pursuits and weigh their career options. *

  • hosting regular events and workshops at the Media Lab.

  • advising founders as they start to build their teams and develop commercial prototypes.

  • ... and at the right time, providing first outside capital, with a typical check of between $500K-1M.

Behind the name

Besides the name of the MIT building that houses the Media Lab, E14 also represents element 14 “Silicon and looks like π in leet. Yes, it is a nerdy name!

* to avoid conflict of interest, E14 Fund only invests in startups whose core managers / founders have already graduated / left from the Media Lab.

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History


A unique community…

History


A unique community…

… with a powerful network of:

  • Corporates, members of the Media Lab research consortium.

  • Researchers, past and present at the Media Lab.

  • Mentors, industry experts and serial entrepreneurs

  • Alumni, influential in various fields

  • Startups, with strong ties to the Media Lab and to each others.

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Founders


Our Founders are taking on bold challenges

Founders


Our Founders are taking on bold challenges