Applications Now Being Accepted for MIT Sloan CIO Innovation Showcase

Premier Global CIO Event Provides Key Exposure for Early-stage Companies

Deadline for Applications is March 26, 2016

Feb 03, 2016, 11:40 ET from MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications are now being accepted for the seventh annual Innovation Showcase, part of this year's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, taking place on May 18, 2016. The Innovation Showcase spotlights ten carefully selected early-stage technology companies which have the potential to impact CIOs' top and bottom lines through innovation value.

This is an opportunity for technology startups to gain access to senior IT executives, industry influencers and potential strategic partners. 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 and network with other leading IT executives. 

Selection Process:

The ten early-stage technology companies will be selected by the Innovation Showcase Organizing Team. The team includes an industry-wide group of MIT faculty, entrepreneurs and early-stage investors. Finalists will be notified of their selection in mid to late April. All decisions are final.

Qualification Criteria:

The criteria for potential Innovation Showcase companies include the following:

  • Enterprise IT solution with product available in the market.
  • Must be a start-up with less than $10 million in 2015 revenues.
  • Must be selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.
  • Must show innovation and/or strategic value and potential impact on the top and/or bottom lines.


The deadline for submissions is March 26, 2016. To submit an application, please complete the Application Form at

Please contact with any questions.

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium:
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders in one day through actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The Symposium is co-organized by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). The 2016 Symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA). 

Early bird event registration pricing is effective until March 1, 2016. For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit

Kevin Jordan
Warner Communications  

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