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Check out this year's conference in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota!

20 Years Strong

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.

Local Roots, Global Reach

Here's a map of the past venues for MIT GSW:

Map of countries

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GSW 2018: Bangkok, Thailand

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.

GSW in Bangkok, Thailand: Summary

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Endorsed by world-class leaders

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.

Interested in joining the organizing team?
We're an MIT based graduate student group, and are still in the process of building out our team for 2018-2019. Contact us at for more information. We're working on building out our team for 2018-2019 and would love get in touch. Sign up on our interest form here!

Applications are available at this link and are due by midnight on Friday, September 28th, 2019.