Startup Spotlight 2020 [VIRTUAL]

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

The Startup Spotlight, usually held in June, has traditionally been a time for us to gather together for a cocktail networking reception, peruse tables of startup demos….and vote for our favorites. While we don’t know what life will be like in June, or even next week, we do know this:

Startups and small businesses are everything for our economy and they need our support and encouragement now more than ever!

So, this year, instead of hosting a one-night, in-person affair, we’re adapting to our new reality and changing things up.

Here’s how

  • Every week starting April 24, we’ll highlight 4 startups in a series of 6 virtual demo days
  • Startups (located anywhere!) should apply online to be chosen to demo LIVE to registered attendees (applications will roll over week to week)
  • Startups chosen will demo LIVE to our weekly audience
  • The LIVE demos will be recorded and shared for the crowd to vote for their favorites



  • $100 restaurant delivery gift card (if the startup winner isn’t Boston/Cambridge or US-based)
  • $100 gift card to the local restaurant of the startup’s choice (if the startup winner isn’t Boston/Cambridge or US-based)
  • Other in-kind services by that week’s sponsors (if they choose)


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Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


startups, Entrepreneurship







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