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PITCH

The MIT $100K returns for its 30th year, with the first of three competitions this year: PITCH! 

In PITCH, finalists have 90 seconds to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges and over 400 live audience members, all for the chance to win $5,000. No slides, just you and your idea. 

In addition to the $5,000 Grand Prize, finalists will also compete for the $2,000 Audience Choice Award. 


Congratulations to the Pitch 2018 winners and finalists!

Grand Prize: Novo Space

Audience Choice Award: Animo

Finalists:

  • Agrilink

  • Animo

  • Bare Bear

  • Buddy

  • Chord

  • Cogentis Therapeutics

  • Iamus Technologies

  • Insolate Energy

  • Instacam, Inc.

  • LEAF Systems

  • Luvabloom

  • Novo Space

  • Precavida

  • Retired Talent

  • Riopto

  • Velaron

  • Viridis

  • Waters of Life


Host: Dulcie Madden, MBA ’13

CEO and Co-Founder of Rest Devices

Speaker: Max Lobovsky, SM ’11

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Max Lobovsky is co-founder and CEO of Formlabs. Formlabs pioneered the new category of professional desktop 3D printing in 2012 when it launched the world’s first affordable, powerful desktop stereolithography 3D printer. Prior to starting Formlabs, Lobovsky led the efforts at Fab@Home, one of the industry’s earliest open-source 3D printing projects which has been instrumental to setting up labs in schools worldwide. A Forbes’ 30 Under 30 recipient and World Economic Forum Pioneer, Lobovsky holds a B.S. in Applied Engineering and Physics from Cornell University and a M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT.


PITCH 2017 Prize Winners:

 From left: MIT Entrepreneur in Residence Dipul Patel, Podimetrics CEO Jon Bloom, MIT $100K Executive Director Bar Kafri, and Tactile co-founders Grace Li and Charlene Xia.

From left: MIT Entrepreneur in Residence Dipul Patel, Podimetrics CEO Jon Bloom, MIT $100K Executive Director Bar Kafri, and Tactile co-founders Grace Li and Charlene Xia.

Grand Prize Winner: Tactile won the $5,000 top prize for their technology that converts printed text to Braille. 

Audience Choice Winner: aam won the $2,000 audience prize for their smart birth control blister pack and app duo.