Learn about starting a company, launch your startup, or raise money at MIT GSW 2017!

Our three day conference is a must-attend event for anyone who is active or new to the startup community. Learn from the best mentors from Silicon Valley, MIT, and other global entrepreneurship hubs - MIT GSW gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself by networking with peers, exchanging ideas with experts, and sharing best practices and lessons learned from around the world.

MIT GSW is more than just a conference; it is a premiere global training and networking event for entrepreneurs. Every year, we host our conference in a different location, and we are proud to bring MIT GSW to Santiago, Chile in 2017. Since 1998, our non-profit organization has held 16 international workshops across 6 continents, and has attracted participants from over 70 nations.


Our History

The MIT Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW) was founded in 1997 when the MIT $50K (now $100K) Entrepreneurship Competition received numerous queries from organizations around the world interested in starting and improving their own business plan competitions (BPCs). The first MIT GSW was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1998, and brought together an international community committed to launching BPCs to stimulate and nurture entrepreneurship worldwide.

A decade later, having helped grow and mature the BPC community, MIT GSW expanded its mission to include all aspects of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Today we continue to build stronger, more productive entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world and a diverse and dynamic global support network for entrepreneurs.

Here’s a map of the past venues for MIT GSW (Flag icons provided by icondrawer.com):

Check out the web pages from previous years!