2016/2017 Sandbox Fellows Application

The MIT Sandbox fellows program provides additional training and support for Sandbox participants. We are collecting applications on a rolling basis. Please see details below for eligibility, expectations and how to apply.

The Sandbox Fellows Program is paid opportunity for MIT graduate students and postdocs to coach and mentor aspiring student entrepreneurs.


The Sandbox Fellows program is open to all MIT graduate students and post-docs who have completed entrepreneurship coursework and/or have equivalent industry experience.

International students: please check with ISO before applying.

Foundational Entrepreneurship
(e.g. 15.901/6.901, 10.02)
Practical knowledge of founding a company
Product Design and Manufacturing Processes
(e.g. 2.009, 6.902, 3.086)
Work experience in a startup
Finance Team coaching and mentoring
Industry-specific courses
(e.g. energy, healthcare, think tank)


  • 5 hours of work per week maximum, including:
  • a weekly 2-hour┬átraining/meeting, initially (likely on Fridays)
  • ~10 Sandbox teams for each Fellow to support

How to apply

  • Contact sandbox@mit.edu

Timeline and process

The application process for the Sandbox Fellows Program is currently closed.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9AM Fellows recruiting mixer
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:59PM Application due
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 9AM-3PM Fellows Interviews
Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 9AM-3PM Fellows Interviews
Friday, September 16, 2016 from 9AM-3PM Fellows Interviews
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Fellows program decisions announced