MiT Climate & Energy Prize

About us

MIT Climate & Energy Prize (CEP) is one of the world's largest and longest-running university startup competition focused on climate and energy.

Since its founding in 2007, MIT CEP has received 850+ applications from student startup teams across the U.S. and Europe, offered world-class mentoring to over 280 teams, and granted more than $3.5M in non-dilutive cash prizes. Teams compete for $100,000+ in prize money and have access to mentoring and other resources. Over 220 companies that participated in the past prizes have successfully launched and raised $1.7+ billion in follow-on funding.

The upcoming 2024 prize is open to students/postdocs from ANY university or college. Apply today from here ( to get a chance of:

  • wining over US$100,000 non-dilutive cash prizes.
  • pitching to and receive feedback from industry expert/VC judges.
  • Accessing to 1-on-1 mentorship from industry leaders, pitch bootcamp, and other resources to develop your venture.
  • Joining the global MIT CEP network with corporate sponsors, mentors, judges, CEP alumni startups and investors!

We partner with Hack for Earth to support hackers from all over the world to advance innovative ideas and technologies and to help students tackle global climate challenges with support from the MIT CEP community.

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We contribute with

  • Mentors

  • Content for Build for Earth

  • Workshops