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IDEAS Teams

Current Teams


As the 2016-17 IDEAS program progresses, we'll provide a link where you can read the profiles of teams that have entered! Check back in early November for more details.

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 recuiting people!

Past Winners


Over the past 15 years, we have helped launch 140 winning teams with more than $850,000 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

A gallery of past winners will be posted soon!