What is Demo Day?
Demo Day is an event put on by the MIT Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator (MIT GFSA) and will showcase passionate and talented entrepreneurs at MIT and their innovative, potentially world-changing, companies.
On Demo Day, each of the groups that have been working in the accelerator will present their company to a live audience. As an Entrepreneur in Residence at MIT, this is my first time guiding students through the process, and we’ve certainly had an exciting summer. Some of the challenges the teams faced were moving from a concept to a real plan for a product or service, defining their beachhead market, determining costs and pricing, and figuring out how to clearly and succinctly present their ideas to the board.
Who will be presenting?
We can’t reveal the companies or their concepts until September 12th, but innovative ideas will be presented by 14 fantastic teams – with inspirations that cover everything from fitness to farming to fertilization. To whet your appetite, here’s a recap of inspiring startups from last year’s Demo Day.
As the premier university student accelerator in the world, the MIT GFSA provides a capstone educational opportunity for MIT student entrepreneurs and prepares them to hit “escape velocity” and launch their companies into the real world. We hope you can join us for this amazing event.
Yes, you can attend!
This event is open to the public! Last year, over a thousand people gathered to see the latest innovative companies presented.
Join us in the heart of MIT under the dome in 10-250. (Overflow space will be available where the presentations will be live streamed.) Demo Day is free; but, you do need to register in advance. Come and encourage our next generation of entrepreneurs in Boston! You can also watch the live stream from your computers. And, after the Boston event, we’re on to New York and San Francisco … I’ll keep you posted!