- Competition Organizer
- Submission Date
- Business Plan Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Graduate - Local U.S.
- Undergraduate - Local U.S.
- Technology - Other
- Who's Eligible
Teams must each have at least one MIT student as a member in order to be eligible. In this competition, teams will work to build a demo of their business idea to present in the finals. Demos can be a proof of concept, experimental data, or a beta service.
Teams can enter into one of six tracks: Emerging Markets, Energy, Life Sciences, Mobile, Products & Services, Web/IT.
- Important Dates
The deadline to register is December 2, 2011. Semi-finalist teams must submit a 5-minute video demo and a 2-page executive summary by February 3, 2012. 8 teams will be chosen as finalists on February 10, 2012, and will present their demos at the Finale Show on Feburary 22, 2012.
- Competition Prizes
The grand prize winner will receive $10,000. An Audience Choice Award winner will also receive $2,000.
- Other Info
The ACCELERATE Contest, new this year to the MIT $100k Entrepreneurship Competition, is focused on helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Various resources will be provided to teams as they work to develop a demo of their idea to present in February.