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.

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Powerhouse Ventures! They will be investing 25K in the winner and 10K in the runner up of our 2016 Business Plan Competition.*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.

*subject to terms and conditions. The company must be based in India, must fall within PV's investment philosophy,and must not be constrained by FDI approvals.


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.

Demo Town

Demo Town is an avenue for startups to present their products or vision based on the stage of the startup. We welcome a variety of interesting options for startups to showcase their products. Please indicate your interest in applying to be part of Demo Town when filling out the application form.

Through the Demo Town, attendees can obtain useful and critical feedback on their startup ideas and products. Critical feedback is essentially for every startup as they perfect their go to market strategy.

Additionally, the startup showcase team would help provide an online presence for startups participating in the showcase by providing a short video describing the startup, company logo, and company description on the GSW page.