Welcome to the MIT Clean Energy Prize! We are honored to have you join us in nurturing the next generation of clean tech companies. The MIT CEP has awarded nearly $1.7 million in prizes, and past participants have raised in excess of $209 million in venture funding. We look forward to another exciting group of startups from all over the US.
The MIT CEP mentoring program pairs teams with three mentors: an industry, legal, and entrepreneurial mentor. These mentors work with the team over the course of two months to build a business plan and investor pitch deck in preparation for the MIT CEP Final and Grand Final Judging on April 28th, 2014.
To join the mentor database of MIT CEP, please kindly fill out this short form about your interests and background to help us match you with a team. We will email you in early March regarding whether a semifinalist company has been matched to your interest and expertise. You can choose to accept or decline to mentor for this year's competition at that time. Please be aware that we may not be able to find a team that matches your interest.
The time commitment for mentors matched with companies is 1-2 hours per week over the course of the competition (early March to early May). Activities may include business plan review and refinement, mock pitch feedback, and other types of coaching needed by the team, conducted in person or over email/skype.
All mentors are invited to our Grand Prize Showcase and VIP Reception on April 28th (location TBD) in Boston. All mentors matched with teams are also invited to join us at the Mentorship Launch Dinner in Boston to meet their mentee startups.
Thank you again for your support of clean energy startups at MIT CEP. Please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if any questions.
MIT CEP Organizing Team