Innovation Showcase

The 2014 Innovation Showcase online application is now closed. Finalists will be announced on April 18.

The 2013 Showcase Finalists

Instantly extend any complex web-based application to a lite mobile app. Simplify your business processes today by rapidly creating HTML5 apps.

CloudLock provides a suite of information security applications for enterprises using Google Apps. The largest Google Apps customers in the world trust CloudLock to secure their data.

IT Central Station is "The Yelp for CIO's" using the power of crowdsourcing to disrupt the way enterprises buy IT.

Panjiva is a B2B platform powering the business of global trade, providing in-depth information on suppliers from more than 190 countries.

ProfitBricks - Cloud Computing 2.0 - is the easiest to use cloud infrastructure-as-a-service company offering faster performance and flexibility at the best value.

SoceanIQ, a context-responsive Customer Experience Management Platform. Agile, flexible system for delivering high performing, omni-channel engagement fueled by the Amazon cloud.

Sociometric Solutions creates better organizations by analyzing communication patterns with social sensing technology to drive innovative transformation services.

Sonatype is a leader in Component Lifecycle Management. Its revolutionary application security platform, Sonatype CLM, eliminates risk in the modern software supply chain.

VoltDB is the fastest, most scalable database on the planet. It lets businesses ingest massive quantities of data and perform automated decisioning in real time... in the moment... NOW.

Zerto Virtual Replication is rapidly becoming the standard for disaster recovery in virtualized data centers, used by both enterprises and cloud service providers.


Applications for the 2014 Innovation Showcase are now closed.

At the Innovation Showcase, attendees will be able to:

  • Engage with some of the most creative minds in the enterprise IT space.
  • Stay in touch with state-of-the-art thinking on IT solutions.
  • Network in a relaxing atmosphere with other leading IT executives.  

Since the inception of the Innovation Showcase, several of our Finalists have achieved significant success:

  • CloudSwitch (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Verizon.
  • Desktone (2012 Finalist) was acquired by VMware.
  • Nimbula (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Oracle.
  • Rypple (2011 Finalist) was acquired by
  • Yammer (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B

Selection Criteria

Company selections are based upon the following criteria:

  • B2B or B2C enterprise IT solution product in the market
  • Innovation and/or strategic value, or uniqueness of the solution
  • Potential impact on the Top and/or Bottom Line

Qualification Criteria:

  • Start-up with <$10 million in annual revenues or Series A VC funding.
  • Selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.

Selection Process:

  • Applications Close on March 28th
  • Finalist Decisions Announced on April 18.

The Innovation Showcase Judges consist of MIT faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and early stage investors.

2014 Innovation Showcase Sponsors

We are grateful to the sponsors of the Innovation Showcase:

MIT Sloan Executive Education

Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Showcase. We encourage you to direct any questions or comments to us at

For more information, you can download a PDF regarding the Innovation Showcase here.