Accelerate 2019 will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm in the MIT Media Lab.

We’re excited to bring some changes to this year’s competition - read more here. If your applied to compete, you’ll be hearing from us soon!

Congratulations to the winners of the Pitch Grand Prize: Novo Space

and Audience Choice Award: Animo

Thank you to our incredible finalists, judges, sponsors, and audience members for an incredible Pitch 2018.

What is the MIT $100K?

One competition - three independent contests - from October through May. Now in its 30th year, the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition has brought together students and researchers from across MIT and Greater Boston to launch their talent, ideas, and technology into leading companies. 

The competition runs as series of distinct, increasingly intensive contests: Pitch, Accelerate, and Launch.

Each contest focuses on developing specific founder skills. For semi-finalists in Accelerate and Pitch, the MIT $100K brings together a network of resources, including mentorship from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and attorneys; media exposure; prototyping funds; business plan feedback; and discounted services. More than $300K in non-dilutive funding is awarded to accelerate these new ventures.