Kendall Square, Cambridge, and the greater Boston area make up the premier healthcare innovation hub in the world. MIT Sloan is perfectly located at the center of the action, giving easy access to local start-ups, large corporations, and VCs. With such clustering of healthcare professionals, there is a tremendous amount of external programming available to Sloan students.
MassBio is an industry focused organization providing resources and services to the local healthcare community. The organization is a great repository of information about companies in the area, lists career opportunities, and hosts educational/networking events.
Additionally, MassBio runs MassConnect, an eight week long entrepreneur mentorship program that brings together a mixed group of area experts to test the commercial potential of local scientific advances. The program seeks MBA interns each year to serve as project coordinators.
In addition to being a valuable news source, Xconomy regularly hosts events in the Boston area related to both life sciences and health tech, including expert panels, fire-side chats with entrepreneurs, and networking events.
Each year HubWeek organizes a series of events designed to highlight the innovations being developed in the Boston area and talk about the future of science and technology. Many local universities, hospitals, and companies are involved, with many of the events geared towards advancing healthcare.
Boston Young Healthcare Professionals (BYHP)
BYHP is a local group with the mission of educating and connecting young professionals passionate about healthcare. Throughout the year they host different events and have recently started a mentorship program.