Wed Apr 24, 2013
Segal Family Foundation Reception
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Launch Application Opens!
Wed Feb 20, 2013
2013 Launch Wild Card Judging Round
Thu May 2, 2013
2013 Launch Round 2 Judging: Life Sciences, Energy, Segal Family Foundation Emerging Markets
Wed May 1, 2013
2013 Launch Round 2 Judging: Mobile, Web/IT
Tue Apr 30, 2013
2013 Launch Finale Event: Kresge
Wed May 15, 2013
this appears to be the first sequence run by the new team (mit100k typically having a 2 year rotation of student managing directors)http://www.mit100k.org/general/leadership.php
Social Media Lead
Organizer, Event/Judging team
Director, Campus Outreach
Haya al Ghanim
the chance to win the $100,000 Grand Prize, the $10,000 Audience Prize and the $10,000 Data Analytics prize.
Monday May 14th, 2018
Johnson Ice Rink, MIT Campus,
77 Massachusetts Avenue,
02139 CAMBRIDGE (MA)
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partner at Bessemer Venture Partners;
Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer of USAID.
2012 energy Judging Panels
Bill Joy Investment Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers David Danielson Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy Penni McLean-Conner VP Customer Care, NSTAR Ray Rothrock Partner, Venrock Tom Burton Chair of Energy and Clean Technology Practice, Mintz Levin Susan Tierney Managing Principal, Analysis Group Trond Uneland VP and and Managing Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures Charles Cooney Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Bill Schnoor Partner, Goodwin & Procter David Brewster Co-founder & President, EnerNOC Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources, MA Ric Fulop Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners Geoff Chapin Founder and CEO, Next Step Living Eric Ducharme Vice President, Global Technology, GE Transportation
David Wells Investment Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers Fiona Murray Associate Professor Management of Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship, MIT Michael J. Pomianek Shareholder and Chair of Cleantech Practice Group, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. Kevin Reed Head of Advisory, Cleantech Group Glen Davis CEO and Co-Founder, Agile Energy, Inc
Deployment and Infrastructure
Mark Barnett Co-Chair of Energy Technology and Renewables Practice, Foley Hoag Patrick Cloney Executive Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Rob Day Partner, Black Coral Capital Alicia Jackson Program Manager, DARPA Jigar Shah CEO and Co-Founder, Carbon War Room
Jeffrey Cassis CEO, Philips Color Kinetics Jason Hanna President and Founder, Coincident, Inc Eric Graham Director, Tech Bridge Program, Fraunhofer – CSE Harvey Michaels Energy Efficiency Scientist and Lecturer, MIT Rees Hawkins Associate, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Nick Adams Director of Client Solutions, Opower
Sean Biggs Director, Climate Change and Clean Energy, IHS CERA Bradford Swing Director of Energy Policy, City of Boston Sandra Kreis Green Program Manager, CB Insights Edward Greer Manager, Ventures & Business Development, Dow Chemical Steve Kaufman Operating Partner, Riverside Partners
Deployment and Infrastructure
Marguerite Clark Vice President, GDF Suez Nick deMarco Assistant Vice President, Venture Capital GE Energy Steve Derezinski CEO and Co-Founder, Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc. Mike Jacobs Director Regulatory Affairs, Xtreme Power Matthew Nordan Vice Principal, Venrock
Then join us for a fast-paced, innovation-filled evening of start-up presentations.
8 finalists will attempt to convince you and the jury that they can create the multi-billion businesses of tomorrow...while competing for a $10,000 Grand Prize and an Audience Prize!
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Meet Kevin Kung, MIT$100K ACCELERATE 2017's finalist and founder of Sofi Organics
Kevin Kung, co-founder of Safi Organics. Safi Organics won the $3,000 Audience Prize at the ACCELERATE finale last year.
Can you present Safi Organics? Which problem do you try to solve?
Many farmers in emerging markets are paying 2-3 times the world price for their fertilizers, and we thought that this was unacceptable. We identified that most of the costs are in the logistics of transporting/importing fertilizers from centralized fertilizer production. We figured that if we have a way to use technology to downsize the fertilizer production such that it can be implemented on a village-level basis, we can save significant costs and derive additional value for both the farmers as well as ourselves.
Why did you decide to participate in MIT $100K ACCELERATE?
Mostly to get feedback on and validation of our business model.
How did participating in MIT $100K ACCELERATE help you move your start-up idea forward?
We got very good feedback through the different stages and learned to craft our message much more clearly. Our target market and our value proposition did not emerge until very late in the competition process, but that story has stuck with us ever since. Thanks to the visibility that MIT$100K provided to us, we also got into the finalist round of MassChallenge, which we ended up participating in summer 2016 and obtained extremely valuable feedback and additional acceleration to our project. Now we are up to 1,000+ customers.
What is your best memory of MIT $100K ACCELERATE?
It turned out that the event was a great publicity boost for us. After the pitch night, we talked to as many people as we probably talked to during the whole semester. We managed to identify 2-3 partners, as well as one co-founder who stayed with the team (even though we weren't particularly looking for one at the time).
Which advice would you give to this year finalists?
ACCELERATE is only the beginning! Definitely plan to succeed in it, but the long-term execution beyond the contest is much more important.
What are the next steps for Safi Organics?
The company has since grown to 7 full-time employees and 1,000+ customers. We have just expanded to our second village location, and after almost 2 years' of work, just got the green light from the government certification body to sell certified fertilizer.
on Yunus North Carloina competition end of september - ie its the project that the most of the whole NC state university system wants to support.
ll three are now showing at the dellchalenge below
OpenIR is a web application offering geo-located infrared data as on-demand map layers, and translating the data so that anyone can read the data easily
2VOTES143 out of 560 in Asia 41 out of 80 in Technology 240 out of 393 in Design 225 out of 471 in Blended 397 out of 1803 Overall
Pennies 4 Progress
Pennies 4 Progress is revolutionizing how we fund social good. Businesses crowd-source penny donations. People vote and rally support in social media contests to fund the causes and organizations they care about.
10VOTES122 out of 211 in North America 66 out of 80 in Technology 299 out of 393 in Design 187 out of 471 in Blended 650 out of 1803 Overall
YouVest is a crowdfunding platform to match social enterprises with individual investors. We solve the challenge of quantifying and tracking the social and financial impact of social enterprises for common people
2VOTES211 out of 211 in North America 101 out of 101 in Economic Dev 289 out of 289 in Pilot 247 out of 247 in For-Profit 1803 out of 1803 Overall
Arlene is OpenIR’s overall coordinator, and her technical focus is on interpretive user interface. She is an Ida Green Fellow in the MIT Media Lab’s Information Ecology group and is also a co-founder and principal of The DuKode Studio. She holds an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, and a BS and BM from the University of Maryland. A Filipino-American, Arlene recently returned from Bangalore and seeks ways to improve environmental services in South and Southeast Asia.
Ilias focuses on IR satellite data acquisition, processing, and delivery. He is a co-founder and principal of The DuKode Studio. In 2005, he received an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts. He was born in Athens, Greece, and received a BFA at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is always interested in technologies and art forms that can enhance visual cognition.
Juhee researches usability issues via community outreach. She works as an Associate Researcher with The DuKode Studio, and she is an MIT student majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies and Planning. She’s highly experienced in community outreach projects, having worked with communities in Boston, New Orleans, rural India, South Africa, and Panama, and she is familiar with several different types of GIS software. She is very interested in bringing OpenIR to the general public, particularly to developing regions.
Barry is originally from Indonesia and currently a 2nd year MArch student at MIT. He joined OpenIR through James Wescoat’s Disaster Resilient Design seminar, and he is studying a variety of available technologies in Flood Risk mapping. Barry has extensive planning and community development experience in Indonesia, and will help OpenIR to develop its co-design approach in the field.
Nori is developing OpenIR’s foward analysis and sustainable financial strategy. He is a 2nd year student at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and his background is in venture capital initiation and brokering.
Stephanie is working on OpenIR’s Ushahidi Plugin project, geospatial server evaluation, drawing tools, and data validation. At MIT, she’s pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Having spent time in her parent’s native Malaysia, Stephanie has been exposed to the problems of developing economies, such as their disappearing resources and lack of clean water. She hopes to make a positive impact through OpenIR.
Srinidhi entered MIT with a strong background in environmental and biological science research (specifically focused on oil spill remediation). For OpenIR, she is implementing code-level event tracking and analytics, and hopes to use this data to better adapt the mapping software to suit public needs. Srinidhi is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
Abdulaziz Alghunaim [Winter-Summer 2012]
Abdulaziz developed OpenIR’s server capabilities and autometed data a risk-map processing. He works as an Associate Software Engineer with The DuKode Studio, and he is a student at MIT pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He grew up in Saudi Arabia, which gave him international exposure. While abroad, he was involved with national plans to enrich the Arabic digital content on the web, speciﬁcally games and multimedia. Abdulaziz is interested in systems, robotics, and artiﬁcial intelligence.
UN Global Pulse
Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General, harnessing today’s new world of digital data and real-time analytics to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team [H.O.T.] is a new initiative to apply the principles of open source and open data sharing towards humanitarian response and economic development.
Harry Surjadi is a Knight International Journalism Fellow launching a mobile environmental news service for rural Indonesians with little access to information. He works with Ruai TV and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in Kalimantan and Aceh.
Google Earth Engine
OpenIR is a Trusted Tester for Google Earth Engine, which brings together the world’s satellite imagery and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth’s surface.
MIT Media Lab Chief Knowledge Ofﬁcer
IBM Network Science Research Center Director
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) Co-Founder
Ushahidi Co-Founder, Executive Director
NiJel.org, ASU / NASA JPL CTO (NiJel.org)
Independent Technology Commercialization Consultant
00k www.mit100k.org which has 3 competition phases through calendar year:
and 6 tracks
Segal Family Foundation Emerging Markets Track
The mission of the Emerging Markets Track is to create transformational change in emerging markets through business. This track is for companies addressing non-OECD countries, especially those in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The companies can be for-profit or non-profit companies. However, sustainability will be a major factor in the consideration of any business, so please make sure there is a very reliable funding model if the company is structured as a nonprofit.
The mission of the Energy Track is to turbo-charge the next generation of energy entrepreneurs to help solve the world’s energy challenge. Teams that enter the Energy Track should be working on technologies or business models that will affect the future of energy in the U.S. and/or abroad.
In the Launch Contest, the Energy Track is run by the MIT Clean Energy Prize. The highest ranking MIT team wins the Energy Track prize for the Launch Contest and competes in the finale.
fe Sciences Track
The mission of the Life Sciences Track is to advance ideas and companies related to biotechnology, therapeutics, medical devices, biomaterials, healthcare IT, diagnostics and instrumentation.
The mission of the Mobile Track is to inspire new products and services that can be used to enhance our lives and productivity when we are on the go. Software or other services related to mobile phones, tablets, and other mobile devices fall in this track.
The mission of the Web/IT Track is to make the lives of individuals and businesses better by offering IT and web-based solutions that meet their needs.
Products & Services Track
The mission of the Products & Services Track is to build businesses that satisfy pressing consumer and business needs, ranging from revolutionary building materials to the latest high-tech gadget.
before continuing with 2012-2013- here are mit100k big prize winners from the past
Hall of Fame
Here are the past grand prize winners of the MIT $100K, $50K, and $10K Business Plan Contest.
filepicker.io (previously called CloudTop)
Diagnostics For All
Steri-Coat, Centro Migrante
Active Joint Brace
Eye Gen, Inc
There are also many other startups from our competition that became successful. This BostInno article provides some examples!
please help us build this journey through a year in the day of- -have we missed anything - firstname.lastname@example.org -the most essential competition web tour includes http://www.mit100k.org/ http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-main.html http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/calendar http://globalchallenge.mit.edu - we also offer our more general tour of vaut le voyage MIT here
typically the year starts with t=0september week 2 -a weekend day opener the a choice of 3 immersion evenings t0 on facebook
in 2012 sat 8th MIT Summer Accelerator Demo Day
Last spring 129 MIT student teams applied to be in the MIT summer accelerator programs. We had facilities and resources for about 50 of them. These teams have since worked incredibly hard full time over the summer to make their groundbreaking technologies and ideas a reality.
We have selected 15 teams that have made the significant progress as part of our MIT Founders’ Skills Accelerator and MIT Beehive Cooperative and we are incredibly proud to showcase them on Saturday, September 8th from 12pm to 2:45pm at Walker Memorial, building 50, on the campus of MIT. with a reception 2.45-4
These teams range from breakthrough technology in the energy and health care industries to revolutionary software in the B2C and B2B areas that has not previously been presented. There will also be teams creating sustainable and profitable business models to improve the quality of life in Africa and better connect them with the global economy.
Monday, September 10th – Energy Immersion Night
Lab Tours – coming soon!
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner, Talks, Brainstorm the next big idea! Guest Speakers: Prof. Alex Slocum, Bill Aulet Location: TBD
Tuesday, September 11th – Healthcare Immersion Night
Lab Tours – coming soon!
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm - Dinner, Talks, Brainstorm the next big idea! Guest Speakers: Prof. Robert Langer, Dean Christine Ortiz, and Dr. Leo Cell Location: TBD
Wednesday, September 12th – Software & Computer Science Immersion Night Lab Tours – coming soon! 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner, Talks, Brainstorm the next big idea! Guest Speakers: Joi Ito and Prof. Daniel Jackson Location: 32-G401/R&D Commons
Thursday, September 13th – Hardware Immersion Night 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Talk, Lab Tour, Brainstorm the next big idea! Guest Speaker: Prof. Ian Hunter Location: 3-154
Friday to Sunday -not your typical hackathon
**Get help working on a plan to take an idea from concept to reality!
Friday, Sept. 14th – Sunday, Sept. 16th
What are YOU doing this weekend?
This is the place to be to make something happen!
Inspired from all the innovation and emerging technology you experienced this week? Time to start changing the world by working together to make cool stuff happen.
Come to the t=0 hackathon to pitch your ideas, meet a team, and spend 2 days working on a plan to turn your idea into a reality. That’s right — get help with the steps to move that idea to the next step.
Don’t have an idea? No problem! Come meet a team that would love your help over the weekend. No experience necessary!
And although you only have 2 days, who knows – what you do this weekend could continue in an MIT class, accelerator, or the MIT $100K.
The t=0 Hackathon will kick off with dinner at 7:30 pm and an idea pitch at 8:00. Then you’ll get a chance to form teams and start hacking!
Judging will take place on Sunday morning at 10am with awards and wrap up at 11:30am.
You provide: An idea, project, team…or just your enthusiasm to do something cool!
We provide: Space, mentors, and all the Red Bull you can drink!
Friday September 14th – Hackathon Kickoff 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm – Idea Pitch 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm – Team Formation Location: Lobdell Dining Room (W20-208)
Saturday, September 15th – Hackathon 9:00 am – 10:00 pm – All Day Hackathon Location: Building W20
Sunday, September 16th – Hackathon Awards and Wrap up 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Awards 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Wrap up Location: Building W20
co-sponsors includeall the main comp0etition formats hosted thru the year
MIT Founders Skills Accelerators
The Beehive Cooperative
MIT sloan entrepreneurship and innovation club
MIT energy club & MIT energy club at Sloan
Idea Storm MIT entrepreneurship club at Sloan
MIT Clean Energgy Pize
Trust Center for Entrepreneurship
MIT Ideas Global Exchange
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3dim TeamShare LTG Exam Prep Forward Analytics Smarking touchBase Meme New Technologies WiFiza Hear here
Satelease PrimenaXD eduCanon Designodex BillBacker Simple Emotion Provisibly Ant Intelligence Ensurify Safe2Box
Evopump QuikCatheter OtoRestore EchoSure Continuus Volvox Biologic Nuj Symp Solutions Med Sensation PeePod
Products & Services
Mediuum MCast C2Sense RetiCue Essmart Compressive Displays Volumen SproutsIO Manus Robotics GlutenTech
Segal Emerging Markets
Moringa Connect M.I. SPOT SPOUTS of water D-Fab Green Print NoMos Unnati Kiwi Preventia Reserbus
wn. Those that were in semi-finals of mit100k accelerator are shown first
DSL Oil RevolutionCompetition Year: 2013Use the waste cooking oil as part of energy substitutes for Chinese restaurant
Green PowerCompetition Year: 2013Our system provides an efficient system to treat black liquor waste from paper mills and generate back-up power
ForagisticsCompetition Year: 2013By leveraging upon big data and uniquely mobilizing existing resources, we enable waste management projects to have greater impact at a fraction of the cost.
Competition Year: 2013Creating Value from Waste through upcyclcing and reselling discarded sari fabrics and mill scraps
Credit UnitedCompetition Year: 2013A microloan texting system to create capital fluidity necessary within communities with sporadic income and under $2 a day who currently resort to high cost external microfinance
BlueLightCompetition Year: 2013
MIT Lenana ProjectCompetition Year: 2013To develop an effective, sustainable waste management solution for the community of Lenana, Kenya.
Competition Year: 2013Rental tractor to small-to-medium scale farmers in rural Tanzania
Inspired By NatureCompetition Year: 2013Working with sustainable communities around the world that grow and harvest their own natural pigments to develop and sell locally sourced natural products to increase income generation and job creation for the local people.
Competition Year: 2013
The Global Efficient Cookstove Education ProjectCompetition Year: 2013Creating an engineering curriculum that connects secondary schools around the world
Micro-Institution SpotCompetition Year: 2013Creativity inspires and changes lives. We provide migrant students in urban China with arts education, knowledge and skills to navigate their futures.
CRIMEOCompetition Year: 2013Providing BIG Data analytics to fight crime in developing regions.
Urban Renewal: Pop Up CommerceCompetition Year: 2013A temporary store selling local entrepreneur merchandise in retail depressed areas.
MoringaConnectCompetition Year: 2013Providing affordable technologies that enable subsistence farmers growing Moringa generate income by converting their seeds into high-value oil.
ShowergyCompetition Year: 2013Your cleaniness, our business!
BIzSmart InvestmentsCompetition Year: 2013
ReFresh WaterCompetition Year: 2013Two-way vending machines for filtered tap water at university campuses
Coriolis CentrifugeCompetition Year: 2013An off-grid, low-cost, manually operated centrifuge easily reparable using local materials.
RobieOneCompetition Year: 2013
Water StepCompetition Year: 2013Introduce the Use of Foot-Operated Taps in Public Bathrooms
Learn411Competition Year: 2013Learn 411 is a mobile, information exchange service that allows high school students to ask critical questions and receive real-time advice through text via a mobile device
Computational MicroscopyCompetition Year: 2013Ultra low-cost cellphone microscopy via a hardware app.
DripGrowCompetition Year: 2013Help small farmers in the developing world earn more by providing affordable drip irrigation solutions and knowledge via partner organizations.
Nicaragua Zero Waste SchoolCompetition Year: 2013Designing and executing a zero waste school for the unprivileged children of waste pickers in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Innovate AcademiesCompetition Year: 2013National low-cost private school network providing access to quality education for all children
BizEngaCompetition Year: 2013Engaging Small Businesses for Social Development
AgroDroneCompetition Year: 2013Help farmers improve farm yield and lower operating costs using unmanned aircrafts.
Young Artists PlusCompetition Year: 2013
TungaCompetition Year: 2013Implement and scale a new retail model in Uganda that will overcome unusual retail cycles and build capacity to enable efficient, local apparel manufacturing.
Inside The BoxCompetition Year: 2013Benefit Mexican street vendors with targeted messages put on vending boxes
Humane FoundationCompetition Year: 2013
ReciclideasCompetition Year: 2013
Internationalization Project of Synthetic BiologyCompetition Year: 2013Introducing synthetic biology tot he Middle East while creating peace among future Palestinian and Israeli leaders
exponential impact advisory: the social business youth networks inspired by muhammad yunus -without which millennium goal actions networks would be way behind are worth far more than any individual parts according to Norman Macrae Foundation trilliondollaraudit methodology and charter notespace
Beyond the extraordinary investment of the members bank at Grameen, and the approximate third share its members foundation holds in grameenphone, here is our Unofficial League Table of Most Impactful Social Business Investments around yunus - last update 1 dec 2012
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