Keynote speaker

Bill Aulet, Professor of the Practice

Bill AuletBill Aulet is changing the way entrepreneurship is understood, taught and practiced around the world. He is an award-winning educator and author whose current work is built off the foundation of his 25-year successful business career, first at IBM and then as a three-time serial entrepreneur. During this time, he directly raised over $100 million and, more importantly, created hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholder value through his companies.

Since 2009, Aulet has been responsible for leading the development of entrepreneurship education across MIT at the Trust Center. His first book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship, released in August 2013, has been translated into over 18 languages and has been the content for three online edX courses which have been taken by hundreds of thousands of people in 199 different countries. The accompanying follow-on book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook, was released in April 2017. He has widely published in places such as the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, the Boston Globe, the Sloan Management Review, the Kauffman Foundation, Entrepreneur Magazine, MIT Sloan Experts and more.

Aulet has been a featured speaker on shows such as CNBC’s Squawk Box, BBC News, Bloomberg News as well as at events and conferences around the world. He has degrees from Harvard and MIT, is a board member of MITEK Systems (NASDAQ: MITK) and XL Hybrids Inc. (private) and is a visiting professor at University of Strathclyde (Scotland). In 2017, he was named a Professor of the Practice at MIT Sloan, the first at the school in the area of entrepreneurship since Alex d’Arbeloff in 2003. He has earned external recognition for his efforts as well, including being named among Boston 50 on Fire, 2017 Favorite MBA Professors from Poets and Quants and being appointed the 2018 Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.             

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