The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation at the intersection of business and technology. The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is dedicated to promote and strengthen innovation and growth of technology industry and businesses throughout the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
From the Magic City
— to the Palm Beaches
A group of locally-based MIT alumni launched the South Florida Chapter in 1980. Our intent was to create a professional organization that provides high quality educational programs to the technology and business community of the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach area. We have distinguished ourselves by offering unique programs and opportunities not available elsewhere.
The MIT Enterprise Forum was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978 when a group of entrepreneurs from MIT began getting together informally to compare and critique each other’s business plans. These meetings proved invaluable for gaining objective feedback and for networking. As the gatherings grew, the group named themselves the MIT Enterprise Forum. Soon word spread about the group’s value, and entrepreneurs in Washington, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, South Florida and other cities asked to form their own chapters of the organization.
The MIT Enterprise Forum operates through an enterprise network of 25 chapters based in the U.S. and overseas. The chapters form around a core group of MIT graduates, but membership and program participation are open to all. A volunteer board of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate executives, university professors and industry leaders runs each chapter.