MIT Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW) is an annual 3-day conference that brings together entrepreneurs, students, investors, and key stakeholders from across the world to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem of a host region. Through a series of tailored workshops, panels and keynote speakers, MIT GSW aims to share the entrepreneurial practices that have empowered thousands of companies to launch from MIT.
MIT GSW is organized by a diverse group of graduate students and is strongly supported by the MIT entrepreneurial ecosystem including the MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, and the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (MIT REAP).
Since 1998, our non-profit, student-run organization has held 21 international workshops across 6 continents, and has attracted participants from over 70 nations. We are proud to continue this annual tradition into 2019.
Here's a map of the past venues for MIT GSW:
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GSW's 2018 conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand from March 26 to March 28. Learn more about our conference speakers, mentors, schedule, and competitions at last year's website.
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GSW has traveled the globe, its events graced by several incredibly accomplished keynotes and mentors. We're proud to present testimonials from former President, Bill Clinton, and MIT President, L. Rafael Reif.
"Events like MIT GSW play an invaluable role in harnessing the power of innovation and developing practical solutions to the world’s most pressing issues."
Former President of the United States
By bringing together cross-sector expertsand leaders, GSW has built a global support network, empowering and accelerating entrepreneurship in emerging markets, from Seoul to Madrid, Cape Town to Santiago. And now Bangkok.
L. Rafael Reif
President of MIT