•  eTeam [email protected] builds on e-teams I and II bootcamps unites top teams from Building Global Innovators (BGI) with teams from the leading Innovation ecosystems worldwide;
  • Selected international startups will be immersed in a 2-week intensive accelerator program at MIT in Kendall Square area in Cambridge in the Boston area;
  • World-class MIT experts will educate and mentor startups, and introduce them to entrepreneurs and investors in MIT and Massachusetts’ extensive ecosystem of executives, investors and entrepreneurs;
  • More than half of the participating ventures in 2013 eTeams III made substantial progress in their home countries, and some entered the US market;
  • The number of available spaces is limited, so we encourage you to nominate your best startups; The BGI eTeams III  Committee will make its own selection to ensure compatibility withparticipants from BGI accelerator*.

The goal of the program is to give participants a good understanding of funding mechanisms and expose them to US investors. The format of the curriculum is 2 weeks of intensive “hands-on and immersion training” at MIT, delivered by thought leaders, entrepreneurial practitioners and established entrepreneurs. The content is structured as interactive workshops and praxis, and includes a practice pitch session with investors, Angel roadshow, incubator and accelerator working sessions and presentations. It will also feature an dedicated International Innovation Symposium - a front-loaded “Demo Day”, where participating startups pitch their ventures to the MIT community, investors, and other innovators in the Kendall Square area, and have a chance to meet one-one-one with interested stakeholders and further network during a reception poster session.

* Prospective applicants will be amongst BGI finalist teams and go to market wizards who have already benefited from over 1.150hr of expert mentoring. As such you are expected to be at the highest standards in communicating your venture and pitching your value proposition. For examples on actual pitches, please visit BGI's website In case you have any question, do not hesitate reaching out by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Building Global Innovators FAQs:

  • Over the last 4 editions 384 submissions have been received and overall 1,498 aspiring globalpreneurs from 22 countries spanning 4 continents have applied to Venture Competition
  • In this current class of the 2013/14 participants ( 4th edition) 97 applications were received, representing 17 countries
  • To date 55 companies remain active (out of the 80 semifinalists from the 4 editions)
  • 31.7% of semi-finalist's have launched start-ups following eTeams series program
  • 19 new start-ups have been incorporated following the IUL MIT Portugal Caixa Capital Competition
  • Over €17 million have been raised by semifinalists in the last 2.5 years, with 60%stemming from risk capital sources
  • 150+ new jobs have been created

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MIT eTeams 2013 Participants