Submissions are now OPEN until July 31, 2023
NEXT preparatory event is Open Day on June the 13th
See the full list of preparatory events below.
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MITdesignX Venice is a multi-year open call for ideas co-created by MITdesignX (Boston) and SerenDPT, a venetian benefit company.
Every year the 10 best ideas will gain admission to a free accelerator program, conducted by MIT faculty, to support students, professionals, developers and entrepreneurs who are committed to creating sustainable startups that provide solutions to real-world problems.
SerenDPT hosts the program at its headquarters (Fabbrica H3) on the Giudecca island of Venice and provides incentives for startups to locate in the historic city, so they can contribute to repopulating the city and the lagoon, by creating high-quality jobs for young people of all ages and Venetians of any origin.
Every year, the Fondazione di Venezia provides the MDXV teams with €50,000 in financial support.
UPCOMING PREPARATORY EVENTS
Open to the public upon registration
PAST PREPARATORY EVENTS
Introduction to MITdesignX VENICE
Ca'Foscari - Value creation & Entrepreneurship
Introduction to MITdesignX VENICE Unipd - dSEA
Il Fundraising per le startup
La gestione della finanza nelle startup
The MITdesignX Venice (MDXV) program will support 10 startups every year from ideation to launch.
The process consists of two phases:
an optional preparation phase in the Spring/Summer, to recruit teams and prepare them for submission into the program. Participation in the preliminary phase is not mandatory. In this phase all events are open to the public upon registration.
the full program, in the Fall, conducted by MIT Faculty, reserved for the 10 best ideas submitted.
Reserved for the 10 best submitted ideas
Sept. 22-23 WS. 1 - UNDERSTAND
Oct. 13-14 WS. 1 - SOLVE
Nov. 3-4 WS. 1 - ENVISION
Nov. 24-25 WS. 1 - DEPLOY
Dec. 4 Final Pitch