- 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.
- 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
- Life Sciences
- Products & Services
Each team my enter one idea per track. The same idea cannot be entered in multiple tracks.