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StartSmart Conferences

StartSmart is a one-day MIT Enterprise Forum conference that inspires, connects, coaches, and informs technology entrepreneurs to succeed faster and smarter. Through curated, relevant, and experience-based programming, entrepreneurs gain the knowledge that will help them take their venture to the next step. StartSmart offers versatile learning opportunities, crafted on the premise that successful entrepreneurship is a learned art, when supported with a practical and proven methodology.


Upcoming StartSmart Conferences 

We at MITEF Global are excited to announce five StartSmart conferences will be taking place around the world in 2016: 

  • StartSmart Poland, May 19, 2016 in Warsaw
  • StartSmart Greece, November 4 - 5, 2016 in Athens


Past StartSmart Conferences












At StartSmart Saudi Arabia, over 20 speakers from the Gulf region and internationally shared their experience, encouraging local entrepreneurs to build successful social and commercial ideas and  projects. The night was capped off with the announcement of the six winning teams for the MITEF Saudi Arabia Startup Competition.

Learn more about the day's schedule, or watch the livestream video of the event below:



StartSmart Mexico focused on the areas of agriculture, sustainability in water and energy, and advanced manufacturing with Internet of Things and Big Data. These areas are of particular importance in Mexico and Latin America and the MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico is supporting the development of high impact startups and high growth companies in these sectors. StartSmart Mexico brings together academics, scientists, engineers, students and business people with an entrepreneurial vision and desire to help support the ongoing development of the Mexican Innovation Startup Ecosystem. This local community, along with our invited international and national speakers will also explore the new directions in technology research that will have an impact in innovative entrepreneurial ventures in the coming five to ten years. 



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StartSmart Greece was organized and produced by MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, with an objective to grow, refine, and nurture the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem. This program invites stakeholders to engage on a local, and regional level, while integrating world-class tools and techniques to foster research-to-market idea and startup growth, pushing them to the next step. Stakeholders include entrepreneurs, thought leaders, subject matter experts, investors, industry, academia and members of the MIT community, who are helping to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. 


StartSmart Greece 2015

StartSmart Greece 2015 Program, Videos, and More


StartSmart Greece 2014


 StartSmart Greece 2014 Program, Videos, and More


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