Belfast Telegraph

Leading entrepreneur runs Belfast boot camp

Bill Aulet, MD of the Martin Trust Center for entrepreneurship at Boston’s MIT (centre) with (from
left) Belfast Lord Mayor John Finucane, John Knapton from Catalyst, Brian McCaul from Queen’s University and Stephen Wightman from Invest NI
Bill Aulet, MD of the Martin Trust Center for entrepreneurship at Boston’s MIT (centre) with (from left) Belfast Lord Mayor John Finucane, John Knapton from Catalyst, Brian McCaul from Queen’s University and Stephen Wightman from Invest NI

By Staff Reporter

Tech entrepreneurs from Belfast have attended a boot camp to pick up tips from global business leader Bill Aulet.

Mr Aulet is managing director of the Martin Trust Center for entrepreneurship at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In an event hosted by Catalyst and supported by Invest NI, Belfast City Council and Queen's University, serial entrepreneur Mr Aulet took 50 business owners through the principles of his book Disciplined Entrepreneurship.

Lord Mayor of Belfast John Finucane said: "We're fast becoming globally recognised for tech development, and supporting the accelerated growth of this sector is a priority for us in Belfast City Council.

"It's a real pleasure to welcome such an established and respected leader as Bill Aulet to Belfast, especially since he hails from our sister city, Boston.

Catalyst director John Knapton added: "In January, we took a group of chief executives to MIT, where we heard Bill deliver his Entrepreneurship Development programme to hundreds of entrepreneurs from across the world.

"We were instantly blown away by his knowledge, impact and no-nonsense approach.

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"After that trip I knew we had to get him to Belfast so he could inspire more local entrepreneurs to grow their business much faster and significantly larger."

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