Bill Aulet

We are proud to have one of the leading talents of entrepreneurship over to Stavanger for all days of the summer school. Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Bill is a serial entrepreneur with a 25-year track record of success in business, having directly raised more than $100 million in funding for his companies and led the creation of hundreds of millions of dollars in market value in those companies. He ran two MIT spinouts as the president/chief executive officer (Cambridge Decision Dynamics and SensAble Technologies).

At MIT, Bill teaches New Enterprises, Energy Ventures, and Applications of Advanced Entrepreneurial Techniques, in addition to running the Martin Trust Center, which supports student entrepreneurship education inside and outside the classroom across all five schools at MIT.

He has conceived, designed and overseen the implementation of numerous innovative programs at MIT, from new courses (Linked Data Ventures, Entrepreneurial Product Marketing and Development, Energy Ventures, Applications of Advanced Entrepreneurial Techniques) and student initiatives (MIT Clean Energy Prize, MIT Entrepreneurship Review) to accelerators (Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator, Beehive Cooperative) and thought leadership initiatives (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program).

He is the author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup and writes and appears frequently in international media on entrepreneurship and innovation. His work has won numerous awards; most recently, in April 2013, Bill was awarded the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring at MIT.

Bill holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Harvard University and an SM from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

This is the third time Bill Aulet comes to Norway to lecture at MIT REAP Summer School.


Bill Aulet, managing director at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management.


Bill Aulet talking about the framework of 24 steps called Disciplined Entrepreneurship.