Entrepreneurs In Training

12 weeks (September 15 – December 15, 2020

EIT Kick-Off

Networking in Lounge

About The Digital Economist

The Digital Economist is a Washington DC-based impact platform aimed at fostering a human-centered digital economy. Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Digital Economist is focused on 5 key pillars: sustainability, equitability, transparency, decentralization and radical collaboration. The Digital Economist was launched on January 23, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland coinciding with the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, and convened over 300 CxOs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and social impact leaders with a council of 35 global leaders and 16 partners, led by MIT Connection Science to discuss the impact of emerging technologies and the larger global socio-economic and political systems they are embedded in.

Entrepreneur in Training program

The Digital Economist operates programs to support collaboration among internal and external stakeholders. It’s change model is anchored on individual transformation for global impact. The Entrepreneur In Training program is The Digital Economist’s flagship program with the goal to bridge the accessibility gap in purpose-driven entrepreneurship. Aimed at providing practical training in building digital-first businesses, with a focus on social entrepreneurship, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and economics training, the program provides an unparalleled opportunity to work alongside global leaders in financial technology, emerging technologies (like blockchain, AI/ML, predictive analytics, IoT, AR/VR) and technology investing. 

Program info Duration:

  • 12 weeks (September 15 – December 15, 2020)
  • EIT cohort: 12 members
  • Program team: 4 members
  • Team leads: 6 members
  • Guest expert lectures: ongoing, throughout the 12-week program

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