Hosted by: MIT Sandbox

MIT Sandbox is open to all MIT undergraduate and graduate students and provides: seed funding ($1K to $25K), tailored education through courses, workshops, events; advising/mentoring from entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors; and access to resources, including the hobby shop, maker spaces, materials, and software.

$1K-$5K projects
Students are expected to commit to about 6 hours/week on their Sandbox project (think of it as 6-credit course). In addition, the expectation is for teams to spend their seed money wisely on “items” that are critical for developing or validating the idea/project/product. For +$1K, funding will be conditional on agreed-upon milestones.

$5K-$25k projects*
Requirements will be highly customized and based on the proposal itself and recommendations from Funding Board.

*Please note: The deadline to apply for $5K-$25K projects has passed. 

Application Deadlines:

  • $5K–$25K projects: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (deadline has passed)
  • $1K–$5K projects: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

To learn more and to apply, visit the MIT Sandbox website