Erdin Beshimov

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CitizenshipUnited States of America.
OrganizationMIT Bootcamps
  • Bakyt Beshimov (father)

Erdin Beshimov is the Founder of the MIT educational boot camps program, MIT Bootcamps.[1] He also co-founded and was the Founding Director of the MIT digital learning and credentialing initiative, MITx MicroMasters.[2]

MIT massive open online courses

Erdin Beshimov is the producer of MIT's first massive open online course on entrepreneurship: "Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?"[3][4][5] The MOOC was offered on edX, an online educational program created by Harvard and MIT, and has since been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Turkish.[6][7][8].

MIT Bootcamps

As Founder of MIT Bootcamps, Erdin Beshimov pioneered the combination of a massive open online course and an on-campus boot camp into a blended educational program.[9][10][11][12]

Emigration to the United States

Erdin Beshimov's family emigrated to the United States for political asylum. His father, Bakyt Beshimov,[13], was a prominent opposition politician, party leader and diplomat in Kyrgyzstan. After several assignation attempts on the father, the family moved to the United States.[14]


As student at MIT, Erdin Beshimov co-founded the MIT Entrepreneurship Review.[15] The publication bridged the gap between academic research on entrepreneurship and technology innovation and popular media for entrepreneurs.[16][17] The publication also published interviews with industry luminaries.[18] The founding team was awarded the Patrick J. McGovern, Jr '59 Entrepreneurship Award for contribution to the study and practice of entrepreneurship at MIT.[19][20]


Erdin Beshimov is the first person from Kyrgyzstan to graduate from Harvard University.[21].


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  2. "Sanjay Sarma, Grasp, Penguin Random House, 2020".
  3. "Erdin Beshimov". edX.
  4. "MIT Bootcamps".
  5. "MITx 15.390x Course: Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?". March 20, 2014.
  6. "edX'in Türkçe verilen ilk girişimcilik derslerine kaydolan öğrenci sayısı bini geçti". Webrazzi. February 9, 2015.
  7. "Urfa'da henüz Oxford yok ama M.I.T açıldı | GAZETE VATAN".
  8. "Herkes ABD'ye gidemez diye Turkcell MIT'yi 'eve' getirdi".
  9. Craig, Ryan (September 11, 2018). A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College. BenBella Books. ISBN 9781946885579 – via Google Books.
  10. BostInno
  11. "From MOOC to bootcamp to MIT". MIT News.
  12. "50 startups, five days, one bootcamp to change the world". MIT News.
  13. "ЖКнын депутаты Бакыт Бешимов: "ТУН СҮЙҮҮМӨ КИЙИН ЖОЛУККАНЫМА ӨКҮНДҮМ"".
  14. "Another Opposition Leader Escapes the Bakiyev Regime". Jamestown.
  15. "MIT To Publish Entrepreneurial Review | Worcester Business Journal".
  16. Says, Ayo Otaiku (October 8, 2009). "Xconomy: MIT Plans New Online Publication About Entrepreneurship". Xconomy.
  17. "MIT students launch new MIT Entrepreneurship Review". March 1, 2010.
  18. "A Conversation With Tom Perkins, The Godfather Of Venture Capital". HuffPost. October 20, 2010.
  19. "Awards". The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
  20. "OVS | Video Detail".
  21. "Бакыт БЕШИМОВ: Мне нравится философия битлов - "МСН" - новости Кыргызстана".

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