MIT $100K Business Plan Contest 2012


Entry deadline


Competition Organizer

MIT $100K

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Each team must have at least one currently registered MIT student. Teams must not have accepted any non-institutional funding in excess of $100,000.

Important Dates

The deadline to enter the contest is March 23, 2012. Those teams selected as semi-finalists must submit full business plans and 12-slide pitch decks on May 3, 2012. Five track finalists and two wild card finalists will be announced on May 10, 2012. The finalists, along with the top performing MIT team from the Clean Energy Prize will present to the judges at the Finale on May 15, 2012

Competition Prizes

The overall Business Plan Contest winner will receive $100,000. The finalists in each of the 5 tracks will receive $15,000

A Linked Data Prize will also be offerd by Thomson Reuters for $10,000

Other Info

The business plan contest has six tracks: 

  • Segal Family Foundation Emerging Markets
  • Energy
  • Life Sciences
  • Mobile
  • Products & Services 
  • Web/IT

Each team my enter one idea per track. The same idea cannot be entered in multiple tracks.