MIT Global Startup Workshop 2022

Innovate. Inspire. Impact.

Cambrdige, MA

23 Years Strong

MIT Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW) is an annual multi-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 22 international workshops across 6 continents, and has attracted participants from over 70 nations.

Academic Partners


  • Transform your ideas into successful startups by gaining valuable MIT expertise through workshops
  • Learn about cutting edge, innovative technologies from MIT & world experts through panel discussions
  • Participate in the GSW Competitions to receive mentorship from renowned entrepreneurs and gain access to exclusive VIP networking events
  • Display your company in the GSW Startup Showcase featuring protected time with investors
  • Gain access to top talent and emerging tech startups
  • Learn and understand the business landscape in a global context
  • Make fruitful connections with investors, government officials, corporate representatives, and more.

Statement from L. Rafael Reif, president of MIT: By bringing together cross-sector experts and 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 Bogota.

Local Roots, Global Reach

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

Map of countries