WHO ARE THE CEP JUDGES?

CEP judges are high caliber, investors, academics, and industry professionals with clean energy expertise. As a judge, you’ll be invited to join a panel of your peers to evaluate top student teams within one of the four competition tracks, based on your interests and experience.

WHAT DO I DO AS A JUDGE?

Judges will be assigned to one of four categories (Creating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, or Energy for Developing Economies). CEP semi-finals judges will independently review short business plans, roughly 2 pages each, and slide decks of teams that have submitted entries to the MIT CEP. During the semi-finals, judges will select 5-7 teams for advancement to the CEP Finals. CEP Finals Judges are invited to join the finalists from their specified category on MIT’s campus as the teams each present a 20-minute pitch, including Q&A. Each panel will select a winner and runner up from their track. The Grand-Finals Judges will preside over pitches delivered from the top teams across all tracks, ultimately choosing the grand prize winners.

Total time commitment for a semi-finals/finals/grand-finals judge is approximately 5-6 hours.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

Networking with the up-and-coming student entrepreneurs and scientists, as well as leading venture capital, legal, and industry players involved as mentors and judges. Free admission to attend the CEP final judging event and celebrations. Admission to the MIT Energy Conference for semi-finals judges (semi-finals judging timed to occurs in parallel with conference)

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER TO BE A JUDGE?

Please contact Benjamin Boutboul (boutboul@mit.edu) if you’re interested in servicing as a judge.