Launch Smart Clinic – Internet of Things (IoT) MIT Tang Center

At the Internet of Things (IoT) Themed Launch Smart Clinic, startups present a 20-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience.

Launch Smart Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

Even if you’re not quite ready to present, we encourage entrepreneurs to attend the clinics to see what our panel of experts (investors and others) are looking for in a pitch, what kind of questions they ask and their suggestions for refining the business plan.

Internet of Things (IoT) Startups: Apply to Present

  • Get feedback on what people look for when they hear pitches
  • Prepare yourself for the critical questions savvy investors, strategic partners and potential employees will ask you
  • Get tips on how to refine your business plan (it’s the business plan, not the tech, that’s under review)

The committee will consider a balance of the following criteria when evaluating applications to present:

  • Company stage
  • Relevance to the clinic’s industry theme
  • Level of funding to date


Launch Smart Schedule

5:30-6:00 pm – Networking + Pizza
6:00 -6:15 pm – Industry Overview (Expert Presentation)
6:20-6:40 pm – Startup 1 Presents
6:40-7:00 pm – Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
7:00-7:15 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
7:15-7:30 pm – Networking Break
7:30-7:50 pm – Startup 2 Presents
7:50-8:10 pm – Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
8:10-8:25 pm – Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts