Round I Applications for Fall 2019 due Friday June 21st

Excited to take 15.366 MIT Energy Ventures this coming fall semester? Entrance to the class is by application only (no Sloan bidding required). Round I Applications are due by Friday, June 1st at 11:59PM. Access the application here. Questions? Email


25 companies and counting

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15.366 MIT Energy Ventures is a project- and lecture-based course in which teams create a new business in the energy sector. The goal of Energy Ventures is to educate entrepreneurs through hands-on practical experience. 

Teams of engineering, policy, and business students are paired with technologies from MIT and surrounding labs to determine the best path for commercialization. These teams then spend the fall semester building their business plans.This advanced entrepreneurship course goes beyond general entrepreneurial concepts to address special challenges faced in the clean energy and related industries.

In just under 10 years, the course has spun out over 10 ventures and Energy Ventures alumni have gone on to found over 25 companies.

This course is one of the most popular in the nation for student-driven energy entrepreneurship, and it carries with it the spirit of the MIT Innovation Initiative and leverages the resources of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

Energy Ventures teams have performed exceptionally well in business plan competitions after the class has completed (including the MIT Clean Energy Prize, the MIT $100K Business Plan Competition, and the energy track of the Rice Business Plan Competition. OptiBit (now Ayar Labs), founded through the course in 2014-2015, won the 2015 MIT Clean Energy Prize.