The MIT Creative Arts Competition is an annual contest designed to encourage arts-focused startups at the Institute. The $15,000 prize is offered as a grant to help launch the winning enterprise and enable the recipient(s) to join the ranks of MIT’s successful startup founders.
Next up: Join us for the 2020-21 Conference and Kickoff
Sunday, October 25, 2020 / 1:00-3:00pm
Register for the Free Virtual Event
Session 1: Bringing Meaning to the Marketplace Keynote, Wendy Swart Grossman and Jen Guillemin
1:00 – 1:35pm
This year’s $15K Competition begins with a virtual event that will include a rousing introductory keynote by Wendy Swart Grossman and Jen Guillemin, co-founders of Creative Re/Frame, entitled “Bringing Meaning to the Marketplace: Make, Care, Strategize, Implement.”
Session 2: Competition Mentors and Past Winners
1:45 – 2:15pm
Next up, we’ll have a panel discussion featuring Competition mentors and past winners of the $15K, who will share their experiences, successes, and wisdom with us. Panelists include Maria Esteban Casanas and Michael Stradley (Elements, 2020 $15K Winners), Ellen Shakespear (Spaceus, 2018 $15K Second Prize), Nir Hindi (Mentor, Founder of The Artian), and Jon Corbiere (Mentor, CEO of Thought Cafe).
Session 3: Competition Q&A and Open Consultation Office Hours
2:25 – 3:00pm
We’ll close with an open session of “Office Hours” for consulting and Q&A with $15K leadership, Creative Re/Frame, and members of MIT’s Arts Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Bring your questions and ideas!
Mentorship provided with support by
For more information contact:
Shannon Rose McAuliffe
Manager of Student Arts Programs