praise for Bill Aulet
“Bill was very funny and engaging. He made people laugh and relax to the point where we were completely engaged and were comfortable with the ideas he was expressing.”
“I would highly recommend Bill Aulet for any lecture or topic that is related entrepreneurship, technology start-up strategy, theory and execution.”
“This was one of the best lectures I have contracted and attended in my 23-year professional career in healthcare marketing!”
“It is rare to find someone who is honest, engaging, smart, completely on topic, and flexible enough to create a unique presentation rather than dusting off a ‘canned’ lecture.”
Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has over 25 years of business experience, first at IBM and then as a serial entrepreneur, including a two-year stint at Viisage during which he co-led a growth strategy that increased the company’s market valuation from $50 million to $500 million.
For the past seven years, Bill has led the development of entrepreneurship education at MIT, designing new courses, creating and overseeing new accelerator programs, and mentoring hundreds of students. A beloved professor and trusted advisor, his work has garnered numerous awards, including the 2013 Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring. His book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup (Wiley, 2013), is an international bestseller and is cherished by innovators of all types, from first-time founders to Fortune 500 CEOs.
His articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Boston Globe, and the Huffington Post. He has also appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Bloomberg News and is a regular speaker at events and conferences around the world.
Bill is a board member of MITEK Systems and XL Hybrids Inc., a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), and a member of the Faculty Committee at the Asian Business School.
A former professional basketball player, Bill holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Harvard University and a Master’s of Science in Management from MIT.