Welcome to the 2019 MIT FinTech Conference Pitch Competition!

You and your company can be one of eight startups competing for $10,000.

The pitch competition will be held on March 8, 2019 on the stage at the 2019 MIT FinTech Conference.

You will present to an audience of 500+ and a judging panel of 5 industry experts. Each company will get 2 minutes to pitch, followed by 4 minutes of Q&A from the judges. This will be a slide-free pitch. Judges will be given your pitch decks prior to the competition. The first place prize is $10,000. The winners will also receive a working lunch with the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars team in Boston, during the week of March 18, where the founders will receive feedback and guidance from the Accelerator Team (and some great food!). Participants will also receive two free tickets to the conference and a booth at our startup showcase.

Please fill out the information below by the deadline to be eligible to compete. We will make sure your information and materials are kept confidential and only used for selecting participating companies. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jake Howe at jakehowe@mit.edu.

The criteria to apply as follows:

  • The competition is open to companies whose primary business operations focus on a FinTech product.

  • Teams must not have accepted funding (including equity, ICOs, grants, etc.) in excess of $1,000,000 at the time of application.

  • At least one member of the  founding/executive team will need to be on stage during the pitch.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019: Applications close

  • Sunday, February 24, 2019: Competitors notified

  • Friday, March 8, 2019: MIT Fintech Conference 

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Please upload a company deck [in PDF format] and a 2 minute pitch video to a shareable drive (i.e., Google Drive, Dropbox) and share the link with us. Please make sure we can download the content from our end.
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We commit to having a founder or executive team-member present at the 2019 MIT Fintech Conference at the Seaport Aloft in Boston, MA on March 8th, 2019. *