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THE MIT GLOBAL STARTUP WORKSHOP

 

In Partnership with Catalyzer Startup Accelerator

Hyderabad, India

March 21-23, 2016

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THE MIT GLOBAL STARTUP WORKSHOP

 

In Partnership with Catalyzer Startup Accelerator

Hyderabad, India

March 21-23, 2016

LEARN MORE

 
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Why Apply


WHY ATTEND MIT GSW?

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Why Apply


WHY ATTEND MIT GSW?

Listen to our two of our mentors, Chris Howard and Ketan Makwana, as they pitch why you should apply to come to MIT GSW in Hyderabad!

 
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Diverse


BEST AND BRIGHTEST MINDS

MIT GSW has a new selection process. We are bringing together the best and the brightest techies, creatives, and business minds from across the world to collaborate at our three-day conference.

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BEST AND BRIGHTEST MINDS

MIT GSW has a new selection process. We are bringing together the best and the brightest techies, creatives, and business minds from across the world to collaborate at our three-day conference.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

MIT GSW brings together mentors and cherry-picked attendees for three days of competitions and trainings. Applications have launched! The application process will require you to explain why you want to attend GSW and what you can contribute to the conference. We will select a total of 400 applicants to register for the conference to bring together a dream team of attendees.  Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so don't wait to apply!

 Worldwide applicants will be chosen based on two simple criteria:

1) Their strongest skills

2) Their motivation to do something, and to do it now

The selection process will bring together creativity, tech, and business.

Deadline for General Application (extended): Feb. 25, 2016

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Mentors


UNPARALLED ACCESS TO MENTORS

Mentors are successful entrepreneurs from all around the world. They bring experience, insight, inspiration and a vast network. But 1 mentor for 400 attendees is not enough. MIT GSW brings 1 mentor for every 10 attendees. Come prepared.

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Mentors


UNPARALLED ACCESS TO MENTORS

Mentors are successful entrepreneurs from all around the world. They bring experience, insight, inspiration and a vast network. But 1 mentor for 400 attendees is not enough. MIT GSW brings 1 mentor for every 10 attendees. Come prepared.

A GROWING LINEUP OF MENTORS WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND SUCCESS STORIES:

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Competitions


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

We offer thousands of dollars in cash prizes for two global competitions.

1) Global Business Plan Competition

2) Global Elevator Pitch Competiton

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Competitions


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

We offer thousands of dollars in cash prizes for two global competitions.

1) Global Business Plan Competition

2) Global Elevator Pitch Competiton

MIT GSW Business Plan Competition 2016

Are you a student entrepreneur or aspiring business owner? Our annual Business Plan Competition offers you an opportunity to gain the seed money you need to take your company to the next level.

Selected finalists for our Business Plan Competition will:

  • Compete against 10 teams from around the world
  • Receive direct feedback from judges and mentors 
  • Have a chance to win  $10,000 in seed money to launch their startups and a guaranteed slot in the second round of MassChallenge, the prestigious Boston-based high-impact startup accelerator.
  • Have the opportunity to win cash prizes from the India Angels Network. IAN will deliberate after the BPC presentation and may offer a secondary prize in addition to the BPC Award.

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until February 15th, 2016. If you are an international team, we encourage you to apply early so that if selected, you have time to arrange for visa and travel.

 

Elevator Pitches for EPC from MIT GSW 2015

MIT GSW Elevator Pitch Competition 2016

Every year attendees say that EPC is the most exciting 90 minutes of the conference.

EPC participants will receive training on day one of the conference from mentor Chris Howard to hone and refine their pitch. Then on the last day, each participant has 60 seconds to pitch their idea to a panel of judges and the entire GSW audience. Watch the video to see some of last year's pitches!

Winners will receive $2,000 in cash prizes as seed money. Registration takes place on-site.

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Hands-on Training


HANDS-ON TRAINING

What's your value proposition? 

At MIT GSW, you prepare your next business plan. You practice your pitch. You challenge yourself with live case studies. You work in small groups. You don't leave any questions for later.

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Hands-on Training


HANDS-ON TRAINING

What's your value proposition? 

At MIT GSW, you prepare your next business plan. You practice your pitch. You challenge yourself with live case studies. You work in small groups. You don't leave any questions for later.

At MIT GSW, you learn by doing.

Challenge your ideas. Meet your mentors. Prepare your next business plan. Practice your pitch.

Don't leave any questions for later. Interact with

  • CEO's
  • Techies
  • Policy Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Investors
  • IP Attorneys

to seek answers to all your questions. 

Work in small groups. Participate in live case studies. Meet your team.

Design. Make. Sell.


 

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