At MIT GSW, you learn by doing.

Participate in hands-on activities, work in small groups with mentors, on business plans and pitches.  Prepare your next business plan and practice your pitch. Challenge yourself with live case studies.


MIT GSW mentors are successful entrepreneurs from all around the world. They bring experience, insight, inspiration and a vast network. As a conference attendee, you get the chance to interact with...

  • CEOs
  • Technologists
  • Policy Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Investors
  • IP Attorneys

...and more, from all over the world. Work in small groups. Participate in live case studies. Meet people that will push you forward.


MIT GSW Business Plan Competition

Are you a student entrepreneur or an aspiring business owner? The MIT GSW Business Plan Competition offers you an opportunity to gain the seed money you need to take your company to the next level.

Selected finalists for our Business Plan Competition will receive direct feedback from judges and mentors, and have a chance to win  $10,000 in seed money to launch their startups!


MIT GSW Elevator Pitch Competition

GSW Elevator Pitch Competition participants will receive training during the conference to hone and refine their pitch. They will have 60 seconds to pitch their idea to a panel of judges and the entire GSW audience. Watch the video to see some of the 2015 EPC pitches!

Winners will receive $2,000 in cash prizes as seed money. Registration takes place on-site.



Congratulations to all participants in the MIT GSW 2017 competitions! This year's winners are

Business Plan Competition: Take a Hand

Elevator Pitch Competition: Max del Porte