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Innovation Showcase

Congratulations to Last Year’s Finalists!    2019 Applications now Closed!

THE 2019 SHOWCASE FINALISTS

AllyO, the end-to-end recruiter, makes recruiting delightful with intelligent, automated and conversational engagement via text and webchat.
@ApplywithAllyO
BigPanda's Autonomous Operations platform helps IT Ops, NOC, and DevOps teams detect, investigate, and resolve IT incidents faster and more easily than ever before.
@bigpanda
A fast and responsive project management platform that is built for today’s software team.
@clubhouse
DeepBench unlocks latent knowledge within your enterprise. Our solution efficiently identifies expertise, and matches question-seekers with those who have answers.
@deepbench
Elisify is an on-demand marketplace for à la carte financial and alternative data. Our self-service platform lets you select, customize, and receive the data you need, instantly.
@elisifyinc
Gradle dramatically improves the software development process in terms of speed, reliability, and developer productivity to enable success in digital transformation.
@gradle
NLP Logix, a leading provider of AI-powered enterprise solutions, leverages machine learning and intelligent automation to optimize business performance.
@nlplogix
Posh is a Boston-based conversational AI platform company founded out of MIT's AI Lab.
@poshdevelopment
Secure Code Warrior is a global security company that empowers developers with the skills and tools to write secure code.
@seccodewarrior
Topos Labs provides radically simple text mining software for domain experts and decision makers in healthcare, finance and security.
@toposlabs

The Innovation Showcase highlights 10 outstanding early stage companies with cutting edge solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT.

If you think your early stage company is unique, and want a special opportunity to meet with the world’s best, brightest, and most successful technology executives and companies, then we want to hear from you. Apply here after February 1st!

2019 Applications are now Closed
Deadline was April 1st

If you want to find the next innovative technology that will help Invent Your Future, then be sure to visit the Innovation Showcase on May 22!

Day of the Symposium

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.

Selection Criteria
  • Enterprise IT solution with product available 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
  • Selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.
Selection Process
  • The online application is free, and opens in early February
  • Applications due at the end of March
  • Finalist decisions announced mid-late April.

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

Where Are They Now?

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

  • Apperian (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Arxan Technologies.
  • Bonsai (2017 Finalist) was acquired by Microsoft.
  • CloudSwitch (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Verizon.
  • DataGravity (2015 Finalist) was acquired by HyTrust.
  • Desktone (2012 Finalist) was acquired by VMware.
  • Fireglass (2017 Finalist) was acquired by Symantec.
  • Gazzang (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Cloudera.
  • Hadapt (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Teradata.
  • Nimbula (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Oracle.
  • Okta (2010 Finalist) had a successful IPO in 2017.
  • OpenSpan (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Pegasystems.
  • Panjiva (2013 Finalist) was acquired by S&P Global.
  • Pneuron (2014 Finalist) was acquired by UST Global.
  • Rypple (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Salesforce.com.
  • Sqrrl (2015 Finalist) was acquired by Amazon.
  • Twinstrata (2012 Finalist) was acquired by EMC.
  • Unidesk (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Citrix.
  • Yammer (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B.

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