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. 


Open to the public upon registration

June 13

with Gilad Rosenzweig and past startups 

Registration here

July 7

Innovation Camp (Ideathon)
connected with SmartDest project 

Registration here


watch videos

May 26

Idea development, world cafè & networking 

April 19

Introduction to MITdesignX VENICE    
Ca'Foscari - Value creation & Entrepreneurship

March 22

Introduction to MITdesignX VENICE     Unipd - dSEA

March 9

Il Fundraising per le startup

February 16

La gestione della finanza nelle startup

2023 Timeline

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

The process consists of two phases


Reserved for the 10 best submitted ideas 

Sept. 22-23 WS. 1 - UNDERSTAND

Oct13-14 WS. 1 - SOLVE

Nov. 3-4 WS. 1 - ENVISION 

Nov. 24-25 WS. 1 - DEPLOY

Dec. 4 Final Pitch