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IDEAS Teams

Current Teams


Looking for a Team or Recruiting Teammates?

  • Attend an IDEAS Generator Dinner and pitch your idea! Tell the audience what skills you're looking for. Or if you don't have a project yet and are looking for a team, join us to network at the event. We host a dinner each October and February. More details on our Events page.
  • Post an advertisement on http://mithub.org/ - a site to connect student entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Join the MIT Co-Founder Connect group on Facebook
  • Attend events across campus where you can meet like-minded individuals! Check out the MIT Innovation Initiative site as a starting point.

Remember that all teams must be led by a full-time MIT student. If you're not an MIT student, we recommend posting information about your interests on http://mithub.org/ or checking out the teams that are already entering the competition this year to see if they are recruiting people!

 

Teams Participating in the 2018 Competition

The application portal will reopen for the 2018 competition in October. As team profile information becomes available, we will share links here.

Meet the 2017 IDEAS Winners


On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the IDEAS Innovation Showcase & Awards, we awarded ten teams grants totaling $95,000. These teams are:

Photo of the 2017 winners

 

2017 IDEAS Winners

Hey,Charlie

USA

$15,000

A minimally-invasive, behavioral modification platform for individuals in recovery for opioid addiction

The Okoa Project

Tanzania

$10,000

Creates cheap, effective medical transport with an ambulance trailer designed to attach to any motorcycle

MDaaS

Nigeria

$10,000

Provides high-quality refurbished equipment to hospitals with maintenance and training services

Kumej

India

$7,500

Provides educational infrastructure to improve study environments for underprivileged children
Drones for Humanity

Indonesia

$10,000

A system of heavy-lifting, cost-effective, and rapidly deployable drones for humanitarian aid logistics

Pukuni Community House

Ecuador

$7,500

An energy-autonomous, community-size education and communication hub

Need-a-Knee

India

$10,000

A competitive, high-performing transfemoral rotator available at a fraction of the cost

 
Joro

USA

$7,500

Promotes increased resource use efficiency by providing real-time emission tracking for smartphones

 
Biobot Labs

USA

$10,000

A novel approach to epidemiology that utilizes robotics and analytics to mine data from sewage
Nesterly

USA

$7,500

An online marketplace that matches university students who need affordable housing with empty-nesters

 

Past Winners


Over the past 16 years, we have helped launch 150 winning teams with more than $975,000 in funding. These teams have one on to raise more than $40 Million in subsequent funding and investment, and half of the projects are still ongoing today. These winning projects have been implemented in 44 different countries. 

Map of IDEAS winning project locations