MIT $100K Launch

MIT $100K LAUNCH Contest is the main contest of the MIT $100K Competition. In this contest, teams come together to develop develop the products, do customer discovery and think through various business aspects that would help launch their startups, while competing for the $100,000 grand prize.

Round 1

by March 10th; 300+ teams applied
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Business Questionnaire
  • Feedback upon Request


by April 25th; 70 semifinalists*
  • Goals for Launch (sample)
  • Proposed Budget (sample)
  • Team Agreement (sample)
  • Finalized Team Roster
  • 10 page Business Plan
  • Pitch Deck
  • Legal Mentorship
  • Venture Mentorship
  • Invite-only Events
  • Feedback upon Request
  • Semifinalist in-kind benefits from sponsors
  • $1,000 Expense Account

*The winner of both the Pitch and Accelerate competitions will be rewarded with automatic placement as a semi-finalist in the MIT $100K Launch competition, bypassing Round 1 judging.

**The Wild Card Round is the round where the second and third place team from each track (i.e. the second and third place teams from Round 2) compete to advance to the final round. The teams will not need to submit additional materials, but will need to present to judges on an evening in early May.