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OPEN DAY (13.06.2023) Highlights - Check the full video here 

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. 

2023 Cohort

Algae Scope
Bottlemap Unica
BYS  Italia srl



The Tidal Garden

2023 Timeline

The MITdesignX Venice (MDXV) program will support 10 startups every year from ideation to launch.

The process consists of two phases

2023 Program

Reserved for the 10 selected ideas 

Sept. 21-22 WS. #1 - UNDERSTAND

Oct12-13 WS. #2 - SOLVE

Nov. 3-4 WS. #3 - ENVISION 

Nov. 24-25 WS. #4 - DEPLOY

Dec. 18 Final Pitch