WHO ARE THE CEP JUDGES?

CEP judges are Clean Energy Investors, Academics, and Industry Leaders. As a judge, you’ll be invited to join a panel of peers to evaluate top student teams within one of the four competition tracks, based on interests and experience.

WHAT DO I DO AS A JUDGE?

Judges will be assigned to one of the judging categories (Creating Energy, Delivering Energy or Improving Energy Usage). CEP judges will independently review short business plans, roughly 2 pages each, and slide decks of teams that have submitted entries to the CEP. Judges will select 5 teams for advancement to the CEP Semi Finals. CEP Semi 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 from their track. The 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 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 CEP events and celebrations.

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER TO BE A JUDGE?

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