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Booth ($$$) vs Sloan

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Hi -- I have received a $90K scholarship from Booth and nothing from Sloan. My interest is starting my own company in nutrition/fitness, though I am open to working in a strategic/operational role in smaller startups too (particularly in sports, advertising, or nutrition). I went to Stanford undergrad, have a marketing background in media/entertainment/sports (not tech) and have always wanted to start my own company. While I loved Booth, the allure of MIT's entrepreneurial resources was enticing too.

Is Sloan's entrepreneurial ecosystem appreciably better than Booth's that would make you think that Sloan would be the better fit for me?
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Booth has a ton of resources for entrepreneurs including the Polsky Center and the New Venture Challenge (the largest MBA startup contest/incubator). Several companies in the nutrition/fitness space were started at Boot - GrubHub, Simple Mills, and Tovala come to mind. Given the $90K at Booth and 0 at Sloan, Booth feels like an easy call here.
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Tough call. If it were not for the money, I would say MIT Sloan hands down. Sloan has a way bigger/better startup ecosystem than Booth.
I think it should go down to your personal finances, and think which school will be better for your startup.

MIT's resources in Entrepreneurship are limitless: The world renowned Martin Trust Center that throws money at any startup through its doors, MIT's Sandbox, Cross-MIT resources, MIT's 100k Competition, VCs parked right on campus that focus all of their funds on MIT startups - are all hard to turn down.
Perhaps by quantifying MIT's resources it will surpass Booth's 90k. Therefore it all depends on what Booth has to offer.

A big difference is that Booth has a Chinese wall separating it from the rest of UChicago, while MIT Sloan is integrated within MIT (part of the broader institution). For startups, the latter works better, you get to leverage all of MIT's resources and alumni.
Congrats on getting into two amazing schools! Best of luck in your decision!
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maas wrote:
Tough call. If it were not for the money, I would say MIT Sloan hands down. Sloan has a way bigger/better startup ecosystem than Booth.
I think it should go down to your personal finances, and think which school will be better for your startup.

MIT's resources in Entrepreneurship are limitless: The world renowned Martin Trust Center that throws money at any startup through its doors, MIT's Sandbox, Cross-MIT resources, MIT's 100k Competition, VCs parked right on campus that focus all of their funds on MIT startups - are all hard to turn down.
Perhaps by quantifying MIT's resources it will surpass Booth's 90k. Therefore it all depends on what Booth has to offer.

A big difference is that Booth has a Chinese wall separating it from the rest of UChicago, while MIT Sloan is integrated within MIT (part of the broader institution). For startups, the latter works better, you get to leverage all of MIT's resources and alumni.
Congrats on getting into two amazing schools! Best of luck in your decision!


Booth does not have a Chinese wall separating it from the rest of UChicago, no idea what you're talking about here. Booth students take classes on the main UChicago campus in Hyde Park and are encouraged to take classes outside of Booth.
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