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Have you launched a startup and want to present it to the MIT Sloan alumni community?
Hosted by the Office of External Relations and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the MIT Sloan Innovation Showcase is a forum for alumni to present new business ventures to an audience of Reunion alumni and guests.
How it works: Each entrepreneur is given 60 seconds to succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements of their company/startup. Presenters will have the opportunity to talk further about their business concepts at an open house following the program. Each presenter will have a table for product displays, information, and the opportunity to make connections with the MIT Sloan alumni community.
Application deadline is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Items required for your submission – these will be included in the printed program: 1. First name 2. Last Name 3. Email address 4. Personal Twitter Handle 5. Cell Phone Number (will not be printed in the program) 6. Program and Class Year 7. Company Name and Twitter Handle 8. Company Location 9. Industry 10. Your Business Title 11. Company Descriptor (1 sentence) 12. Company Tagline 13. Company Website 14. Funding to date 15. One thing your start-up needs the most (ex. funding, recruit talent, customers, etc.)
• The Reunion Weekend Team will review all submissions and reach out to applicants to confirm accepted and declined pitches by Friday, May 4.
• Accepted participants will be given the opportunity to provide one (1) PowerPoint slide with no animation for the Showcase. A PowerPoint slide template will be provided (16:9 size). Slide will be due on Tuesday, May 29.
• Participants will receive an email from the Reunion Weekend Team with final details and agenda for the event by Tuesday, May 29.
• The Showcase will take place at MIT Sloan on Saturday, June 9.
Should you have any questions, please email Patsy Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The combination format of the one minute pitch along with the open house discussions helped us (HoppinIn) to hone our presentation to a fine point. To the immediate feedback at the Showcase, we were approached by a potential investor the following week who had been alerted by an attendee.Noel Dill, SM '73
The combination format of the one minute pitch along with the open house discussions helped us (HoppinIn) to hone our presentation to a fine point. To the immediate feedback at the Showcase, we were approached by a potential investor the following week who had been alerted by an attendee.
Noel Dill, SM '73
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