The Heller School for Social Policy and Management is one of the four graduate schools of Brandeis University. The Heller School believes in the power of knowledge advancing social justice. Ranked as a top ten social policy school by US News & World Report, the Heller School has pioneered in a variety of policy areas, including health; international and community development; philanthropy; and work and inequalities. The faculty, students, and staff of the Heller School are culturally and professionally diverse with broadly varied academic and organizational backgrounds. The school provides a setting where students who are experienced practitioners are exposed to innovative ideas, and those with less experience are prepared to enter the field.
MassChallenge is a global startup accelerator with a focus on high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs. The mission of MassChallenge is to catalyze a global startup renaissance. The startups which inhabit MassChallenge are granted free office space in the Innovation and Design Building, which is designed to enable diversity, flexibility, identity and community. The space provides entrepreneurs with a range of strategic and tactical insights from sales to hiring, from legal to financing, and from product design to manufacturing. This 26,000 square foot space attracts people and organizations to contribute value to the entrepreneurs at the source of activity. On any given day, it is common to find a wide range of experts and startup enthusiasts looking to engage and operate in the enterprise space.
The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. The Institute is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university, organized into five Schools. MIT’s spirit of interdisciplinary exploration has fueled many scientific breakthroughs and technological advances, including the creation of GPS, the development of radar, and major contributions to the Human Genome Project. OGS partners specifically with three programs at MIT: designX, an entrepreneurship accelerator at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, MIT Game Lab, a world leader in the study, design, and development of games, and MISTI, MIT’s pioneering international education program.