2021-2022 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition – Apply Now

The 100K is fully student run and has been going for over 30 years (!).This fall, the Organizing Committee will be working on the first of 3 competitions, PITCH. We are targeting mid to late November as the event date. Please fill out this form if you are interested in being involved.

For reference, below are the key responsibilities by team:

Competitor Experience:
-Set rules and work with Judging team to develop applications for each phase
-Confirm eligibility of applicants
-Host pitch practice sessions with teams and MIT communication professors / presentation experts
-Work with competitors to answer questions and ensure positive experience with $100K
-Plan events with our sponsors targeting competitor learnings (e.g., law – legal advice, VC – pitch practice, founders – innovation)
-For ACCELERATE: CX & VC Partnerships teams work together to develop list of questions for competitors and facilitate Q&A during showcase

Events:
-Organize the competition event schedules and day-of plan
-Work with MIT & Sloan administrations to ensure events comply with policy
-Partner with local vendors on food, beverage, lighting, media, recording, voting, and all other event logistics

Marketing:
-Advertise competitions and post event updates
-Manage website with latest announcements and information
-Create content for social media platforms to engage online audience
-Work with local news outlets to ensure coverage
-Recruit committee members and competitors across all MIT departments and the wider MIT community

Judging:
-Recruit new judges to the competition
-Manage existing network of judges
-Set and communicate guidelines and criteria for judges during each stage of the competition
-Meet and manage event finals judges and ensure fair practices are followed

VC Partnerships:
-Build & maintain relationships with venture capital firms, especially seed and series A firms
-Develop thought leadership on investor perspectives to help guide competitors’ business plan development
-Serve as liaison to scout programs, VCPE club, and other MIT entrepreneurship organizations
-For ACCELERATE: CX & VC Partnerships teams work together to develop list of questions for competitors and facilitate Q&A during showcase

Sponsorships & Finance:
-Manage $300,000+ annual budget
-Manage relationships with existing sponsors
-Recruit new sponsors through outreach to target companies
-Set guidelines around permissible expenses for competition
-Liaise with MIT and competitors to distribute prizes and reimbursements

For more information on MIT $100K, visit http://www.mit100k.org/

Click here to apply to the 2021-2022 competition.

By MIT Sloan CDO
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