London Stock Exchange today welcomed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program

London Stock Exchange today welcomed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (MIT REAP) to open the markets. 

MIT REAP is a capstone global initiative at MIT, designed to help regions accelerate economic growth and job creation through innovation-driven entrepreneurship.  Partner regions form multi-stakeholder teams with representation from corporations, academia, entrepreneurs, government, and risk capital firms.  During a two-year learning engagement, teams work with world-renowned MIT faculty and the broader REAP community to build and implement a custom regional strategy for enhancing their innovation-driven entrepreneurship ecosystems.

With twice-yearly workshops, MIT REAP is co-hosted this week in London by the Royal Bank of Scotland and UKTI.  The current program includes participants from London, England; Morocco; Moscow, Russia; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Seoul, South Korea; Singapore; and Valencia, Spain.