Startup Showcase

The 2020 MIT Global Startup Workshop

Connect with key players in the startup ecosystem and see what our Startup Showcase finalists are up to in this special event. The showcase is an incredible networking opportunity and it’s open to all GSW attendees.


The MIT GSW Startup Showcase offers the opportunity to:

  • Display your products/services to over 400 attendees at GSW
  • Meet with potential investors, mentors, and government officials
  • Participate in an networking night for Showcase participants

We will select up to 20 finalist teams:

  • Up to 10 teams will present on each day of the conference
  • Finalists will have an opportunity to network with sponsors, judges, and conference attendees.
  • 2 individuals per team would be allowed to present at the GSW showcase booth


Prizes will be awarded, consisting of up to €2000 in cash and a chance to showcase the startup in VivaTech Paris 2020!! One winner will be selected through audience choice voting, and the other will be chosen by a select jury of MIT-based judges and local entrepreneurship leaders.


Who should apply?

  • All startups, with less than 15 employees, looking to promote their company, find potential investors and/or seek advice
  • Startups must have less than $500,000 USD in annual revenue for the past three years to be eligible.
  • Full rules can be found here.

Key Deadlines

The main deadlines:

  • Friday, 14th February 2020 - Application Deadline
  • Monday, 24th February, 2020: Team Selections Announced
  • Friday, 6th March 2020: Team Confirmations Due
  • Full showcase deadlines here.

Read the full rules, deadlines, and eligibility in the Official Rules Document. For more information, please contact

Selected Startups

To be announced!

Showcase Gallery From Previous Years