MIT’s launchpad for
transformational ventures

Powered by the MIT Innovation Initiative, Proto Ventures is a new way to build impactful ideas that address the worlds greatest challenges.

Explore Proto Ventures channels

MIT’s mission is to use knowledge to solve “the world’s great challenges.” Proto Ventures creates new technology paradigms in pursuit of that mission.

Through dedicated channels, we create new markets and transformative solutions that will have a profound impact on society. 

Active Channel

Open Channel

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
+ HEALTHCARE
DEMOCRACY/PRIVACY
+ QUANTUM COMPUTING
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
+ URBAN PLANNING
PROPOSE A
NEW CHANNEL
SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
+ INTERNET OF THINGS
BLOCKCHAIN
+ BIOTECHNOLOGY
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
+ HEALTHCARE
DEMOCRACY/PRIVACY
+ QUANTUM COMPUTING
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
+ URBAN PLANNING
SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
+ INTERNET OF THINGS
BLOCKCHAIN
+ BIOTECHNOLOGY
PROPOSE A
NEW CHANNEL

Venture Builders

A Venture Builder is person within the MIT community whose sole job is to uncover ideas that could give rise to transformative technology ventures and then lead the iterative process of experimentation and venture development.

Channel Sponsors

A first-in-the-world model, Proto Ventures enables sponsor organizations to access the innovative people, ideas, and technologies across MIT’s ecosystem to create new pathways to transformative technology ventures. 

FAQs

Proto Ventures is comprised of many layers—from cross-disciplinary collaborative processes, to IP ownership assurances and practices. We’ve consolidated the most frequently asked questions for you to explore.