Proto Ventures Roles
VENTURE BUILDERS | VENTURE FELLOWS AND TEAM | MIT FACULTY | ADVISORY BOARD | MITii
A Venture Builder fills a fully funded, high-profile position built to find MIT ideas that are translatable. These are individuals with deep technical experience and relevant market knowledge. The Venture Builder has access to resources that can incentivize MIT faculty to participate in the Proto Ventures process.
DRIVE NEW VENTURES
Venture Builders are expected to perform as drivers of new venture formation by extending and applying deep technical knowledge. Venture Builders are not burdened by prior experience on how things should be done, but instead are totally dedicated to discovering the “right” answer and not making the problem fit a particular answer.
LEAD TEAM FORMATION
Venture Builders lead team formation and research through the early development phases. Venture Builders join for a period of one to two years. They are expected to oversee and develop multiple venture exploration and building projects and foster a multi-disciplinary problem-solving culture. The expectation is for Venture Builders to join a resulting Proto Venture as senior management.
OVERSEE VENTURE FELLOWS
Each Venture Builder oversees a team of Venture Fellows. In early phases, the Venture Builder trains, employs, and supervises this select group tasked with overseeing the management of projects.
A Venture Builder gets:
Compensated like a venture capital associate
Autonomy and independence to experiment across MIT like a PI
IP rights and ownership like a post-Doc
Leadership opportunities like a startup founder
Budget to create teams and run projects
We would love to talk with you about becoming a Venture Builder.