The MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) is the oldest and largest student-run business plan competition in the US, with the mission to both INSPIRE and PREPARE the next generation of leaders to take on the world’s most pressing energy challenges.
CEP utilizes its established partnership networks to host widely attended energy innovation events in major cleantech hubs across the US, including Boston, New York, San Francisco and Houston and will be worldwide for the first time for the 2018 edition. The programming brings together students, entrepreneurs, academics, and industry experts to begin identifying and addressing energy opportunities.
The official CEP competition launches in the spring with a robust two-month mentorship phase, where each team is coupled with a technology, business and legal mentor. CEP cumulates with the Grand Finals Showcase, where the refined teams compete for upwards of $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding in front of crowds reaching 500 people.