Learning Entrepreneurship The U.S. Way at M.I.T.: (PDF), New York Times Article, March 2004. Interesting article about MIT's approach to entrepreneurship and how one entrepreneur learned from it and used it in the U.K. According to a report by BankBoston in 1997, the roughly 4,000 companies founded by M.I.T. alumni and faculty members had created 1.1 million jobs and generated annual sales of $232 billion worldwide.