CleanTech Startup Competitions

MIT Clean Energy Prize


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Final Deadline: February 13, 2014


Feb 13 – April 27: 15-21 Semi-finalist teams chosen. Teams receive $1,000 and mentoring.

April 27:Finals Competition. 2 teams from each of three categories selected.

April 28:Grand Finals Competition. NStar GP ($125,000), DOE GP ($100,000) &

Track prizes ($25,000 each) awarded.


CleanTech Open:



Primary value of CleanTech Open is mentoring and networking.

~1/3 of applications are accepted as participants.

~1/5 of participants are selected as finalists. All finalists receive ≥$10,000 in cash & servies.

Regional winner receives $20,000 in cash & services.

Regional sustainability winner receives extra $10,000 in cash & services.

National winner receives $200,000 in cash.

Over 50% of all active CleanTech Open alumni in the U.S. have now raised 3rd party capital.


Program Overview


Super Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2014 (Student rate = $20 / team)

Early Bird Deadline:April 1, 2014 (Student rate = $40 / team)

Final Deadline:May 1, 2014 (Student rate = $90 / team)


May 16: Announcement of Participant Teams, teams pay participant fee $475 / person.

June 17-18: East Coast Academies (receive mentoring and refine business plan)

July-Sept: Workshops, seminars, business clinics, networking events

Sept 9: Final deadline for worksheets

Sept: Regional Mock Judging

Oct 1-18: Regional final judging and awards ceremony

Nov: Global Forum – Final Judging and Awards Ceremony



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