MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund

MIT Sandbox provides seed funding for student-initiated entrepreneurship ideas, mentoring from within MIT and from a broad network of committed partners, and tailored educational experiences

The program is…

  • Accessible — All 11,000 MIT graduate and undergraduate students can participate. Sandbox is not a contest that “picks winners.”

  • Educational — Designed to fit within the traditional university experience, Sandbox helps students pursue entrepreneurial ideas alongside classwork and research activities.

  • Personalized — Student teams are matched with mentors and given personalized curricula that best support them in moving their ideas forward. 

  • Practical — Students learn by doing, and gain real world experience in moving their ideas from concept to impact.