Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Amit Mehta, President and Co-Founder of Boston-based Boost Software INC, will be part of the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program Class of 2016. The focus of the program is on leadership.
The course consists of four-day intensive workshops spread out over the course of three years. It is limited to 65 attendees per graduating class.
The Entrepreneurial Master’s Program is held for founders of businesses that gross more than $1 million a year. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization lists one of the course’s purposes as being, “To identify and bring together the next generation of entrepreneurial giants—the next Bill Gates or Richard Branson.”
“That’s a pretty heavy arena to step into,” says Mehta. “I’m both honored and grateful to be recognized as a contender.”
Mehta became an affiliate marketing success story in his 20s, eventually netting seven figures a year from his online ventures. He co-founded Boost Software with business partner Peter Dunbar of Vermont while barely in his 30s.
“The Entrepreneurial Master’s Program is specifically about leadership, and I want to be respectful of all the responsibility that entails. I also can’t wait to come back after the program and share what I can with Peter and our directors.”
The Entrepreneurial Master’s Program is hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum. The Forum takes part in over 400 entrepreneurial events at 28 global locations each year. This year’s session for the Class of 2016 will be held at MIT’s Endicott House.
This won’t be Mehta’s first experience with MIT. His last job was at MIT Lincoln Labs. He quit his position in June 2006, once he began to net $20,000 a month as an affiliate marketer.
“The best part of that wasn’t even the money,” says Mehta. “The most important thing was having freedom and control of my life. I’ve never looked back.”
Mehta and Dunbar formed Boost Software, INC after years of selling software online. They were dismayed at the lack of quality and customer support in their niche—and saw this lack as an opportunity. The company’s flagship product, PC SpeedBoost™ software application, provides 24/7 phone support based in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It is currently the top seller on the NeverBlue affiliate network.