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Opportunity

Hosted by: MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-CHIEF)

The MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Contest, held annually since 2011, is dedicated to contributing to a global entrepreneurial ecosystem based in the Greater Boston area through series of events that:

  • Nurture and activate entrepreneurs, through inspiring their spirit of innovation, training their comprehensive skills and expanding their social network.
  • Equip entrepreneurs with resources, including mentors, funding, industry expertise, legal service, and know-how of marketing and business models, from both the U.S. and China.
  • Provide entrepreneurs in the U.S. with valuable connections in China and help with immersing their startups into the Chinese market.
  • Offer direct cash awards that help startups accelerate on their way to success.

How to apply

Registration for the MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Contest 2017 is now open!

Application Deadline: September 17, 2017 @ 11:59 pm EST

  • The application is online based. It requires every application to answer a questionnaire and submit an initial business plan. Semifinalists will be announced on MIT-CHIEF’s website and through emails around Oct. 2. Feedback from judges will be visible to contestants in the submission site after judging.
  • MIT-CHIEF highly encourages you to apply for their featured accelerator program*. The accelerator program will provide you direct interactions with mentors/investors and other entrepreneurs to better polish/execute your business plan and enhance your chance to enter Semi-Finale.

*In order to join the accelerator program, please submit your application by August 10 @ 11:59 pm EST. After that, you can still update/modify your contest application.

Ready? Click here to apply. For more information, visit the MIT-CHIEF website.

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