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Hosted by: MIT Water Club

Celebrate the launch of the 2019 MIT Water Innovation Prize at the Kickoff Dinner. Enjoy an evening of food, fun and education, and engage with industry-leading investors, researchers, multinational corporations and startups.

The MIT Water Innovation Prize is a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $30K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally. The Prize started in 2015 and has since awarded $100K to 12 teams.

It is the innovation-focused main event of the MIT Water Club, to help emerging entrepreneurs translate their research or idea into a business, access mentors and resources, and build their networks in the water industry. All approaches to water innovation, from engineering and product design to policy and data analytics, are welcome.

Call for startups: Individuals or teams are invited to pitch their ideas at the Kickoff Dinner (3–5 minutes). Interested? Contact


MIT Water Innovation Prize Kickoff Dinner

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00–9:00 pm


  • 6:00 pm Registration & Buffet Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Introduction to MIT Water Innovation Prize
  • 6:45 pm Keynote by Jay Iyengar, CTO of Xylem
  • 7:15 pm Startup Rapidfire Pitch
  • 7:45 pm Keynote by Water Innovation Prize alumni team
  • 8:00 pm Networking & Closing

MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst St., 6th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Free to attend. Register here

To pitch your startup idea at the dinner, contact

For more information, visit the MIT Water Innovation Prize website