MIT 100K Launch is this Thursday, May 20th at 6pm! We wanted to give you a preview of our fantastic Finalists who will be competing for a $100,000 prize and $25,000 runner-up prize. These 8 teams were selected from more than 80 applicants for the Launch Round of competition. We are excited to see each team pitch and compete live on zoom for our panel of judges! Comment which team you think will win the $100K Prize! And don’t forget to register for a free ticket here.

Many thanks to our finalists for sharing more about their startups and teams…


Candelytics is a 3D data analytics software startup looking to revolutionize the way 3D data is integrated at the tactical point of need. The startup was born out of the Defense Innovation Accelerator and is officially partnered with the Naval Information Warfare Center RESTORE Laboratory. In March, Candelytics competed and placed as a finalist at MIT 100K Accelerate. They are a competitor of May’s 100K Launch event as well.

Can you tell us about Candelytics and how you got started?

My co-founder, Bryan, and I met through a veteran’s fellowship program at Harvard. When the pandemic hit last Spring, we…


We were thrilled to sit down Noramay Cadena, an alumna of MIT and an early-stage investor based in Los Angeles, California for our first MIT 100K interview! Noramay is a proud alumna, and holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from MIT, in addition to a M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Noramay is a pioneer of culture and diversity-focused investing. Currently, Noramay is building her new firm, Supply Change Capital, along with Sloan classmate Shayna Harris. …


MIT 100K is one of the largest and longest-running student-led entrepreneurship competitions in the US. Our Organizing Committee will be publishing blogs and articles about our competitors and start-ups as well as interviews with VCs and entrepreneurs throughout the year. We hope you’ll follow-along, stay in touch, and tune in to our virtual 2021 events!

WHAT IS THE MIT $100K?

One competition — three independent contests — from October through May. Founded in the 1989–1990 academic year, the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition has brought together students and researchers from across MIT and Greater Boston to launch their talent, ideas, and technology into leading companies.

The…

MIT 100K

A series of start-up competitions held annually at MIT.

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