2019 Water Innovation Prize Kickoff Dinner

RSVP now to join us for an evening of food, fun and education as we celebrate the launch of 2019 MIT Water Innovation Prize with a roomful of industry leading investors, researchers, multinational corporations and startups.


6:00-6:30PM - Registration & Buffet Dinner

6:30-6:40PM - Introduction to MIT Water Innovation Prize (WIP)

6:45-7:15PM - Keynote by Industry Practitioners (Confirmed speaker: Jay Iyengar, CTO of Xylem)

7:15-7:45PM - Startup Rapidfire Pitch

7:45-8:00PM - Keynote by WIP alumni team

8:00-9:00PM - Networking & Closing


We welcome individuals or teams to pitch their ideas at the Kickoff Dinner (3-5 min). Please contact us at:

The MIT Water Innovation Prize is the premier startup competition focused on water innovation, awarding up to $30k in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the globe. Official application opens in November and shortlisted teams will receive mentorship in February and March. Winners are selected at the final pitch event on April 18th. More info at


By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, up from 50% today. Many cities are already running out of water. This year’s MIT Water Summit brings together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon the unique water challenges facing cities from around the globe.

The two-day MIT Water Summit begins the morning of November 15 and will conclude by 6pm. It will take place at Wong Auditorium just a 5 minute walk from the MIT Media Lab so you can easily attend both the Summit and the Kickoff dinner.

Full program and tickets at