Elevator Pitch Competition

The 2020 MIT Global Startup Workshop

Do you have an amazing idea? Apply to the Elevator Pitch Competition (EPC) for the opportunity to win monetary prizes and receive mentorship from leading entrepreneurs and business leaders from MIT and France!


Apply to the MIT GSW Elevator Pitch Competition for a chance to:

  • Become one of the 20 finalists to pitch for 90 seconds in front of a panel of judges and GSW attendees
  • Win up to €2000 in prizes
  • Receive mentorship from experienced MIT entrepreneurs


Three prizes will be awarded consisting of:

  • A 1st place prize of €1500
  • A runner up prize of €1000
  • An audience's choice prize of €500


Who should apply?

  • Individuals with original ideas on how to solve pressing issues facing the world
  • The solution must be in the ideation or early implementation stages and not yet incorporated into a business.
  • Full rules can be found here.

Key Deadlines

The main deadlines:

  • Friday, 21st February 2020: Application Deadline
  • Tuesday, 25th February 2020: Individual Selections Announced
  • Friday, 28th February 2020: Individual Confirmations Due
  • Early March 2020: Mandatory 1st Mentorship Session with MIT Entrepreneurs
  • Monday, 23rd March 2020: Final Mentorship session at GSW
  • Full EPC deadlines here.

Read the full rules, deadlines, and eligibility in the Official Rules Document. For more information, please contact gsw2020-competitions@mit.edu.