Catalyzer Startup Accelerator won the global bid to host the 19th edition of MIT Global Startup Workshop 2016. The premier workshop was conducted from 21-23 March 2016 at HICC Novotel, Hyderabad. Participants from over 70 countries participated in the 3 day workshop.
MIT Global Startup Workshop
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Startup Workshop (MITGSW) is a flagship event of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in association with Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, MIT Legatum Center and MIT Alumni Association. Each year, about 40 MIT students, alumni and staff organised the 3-day conference in close collaboration with partners from a different host country in order to discuss practical steps that can be taken by students, academic faculty, venture capitalists, government leaders, entrepreneurs, and top business leaders.
MIT Global Startup Workshop 2016
The 19th edition of MIT Global Startup Workshop (MITGSW 2016) was conducted in Hyderabad from 21-23 March 2016 in partnership with Catalyzer Startup Accelerator. Catalyzer won the global bid to host the 2016 edition of the world’s premier workshop dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, inspiring future innovators, and building entrepreneurial ecosystems globally.
The event was conducted at the Novotel Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). 350 delegate from 70 different counties participated in the event. About 40 MIT students, alumni and faculty organised the event with support from Catalyzer.
Outcomes of MITGSW 2016
“Once again this year, the MIT student-run Global Startup Workshop, also called GSW, has been a great success. The Alumni Association has been involved throughout the year of preparation and I am excited to share three main contributions and lessons learned.
i. MIT GSW successfully set an example of MIT’s global leadership in innovation by bringing the entrepreneurial spirit of MIT and its alumni to Hyderabad – upcoming startup hub of India.
ii. MIT GSW led and facilitated the conversation around all aspects of entrepreneurial ecosystem in India by bringing all stakeholders under one roof including the government, private sector, entrepreneurs, students and mentors.
iii. MIT GSW remains a unique leadership opportunity for our students coordinating all aspects of the world-class workshop. This year, PhD candidate Alexandre Guion and MBA student Mili Shah have demonstrated outstanding leadership in navigating the foreign, complex and rapidly-changing ecosystem in India.
After attending GSW for the first time this year, I am convinced of its value and mission in fostering entrepreneurship, inspiring future innovators, and building entrepreneurial ecosystems globally.”
– John Chisholm ‘75 ’76G
President, MIT Alumni Association
MITGSW 2016 Photo Gallery