STEX25 is a startup accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange, featuring 25 “industry ready” startups that have proved to be exceptional with early use cases, clients, demos, or partnerships, and are poised for significant growth.

STEX25 List of startups


  • Invitations to exclusive industry networking seminars for STEX25 founders/
    leadership and ILP company executives
  • Custom assessment, outreach, and matchmaking with ILP member companies
  • Gain insight and understanding from corporate experience and management resources
  • Travel stipend to one MIT Startup Showcase event
  • Preferred speaker/exhibitor status for on-campus events
  • Honored guest at the annual MIT Startup Ecosystem Conference



Startup Demo
STEX25 startups pitch executives at workshop events.

Startups are periodically nominated for MIT STEX25 by leading members of MIT’s startup ecosystem, including the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the Venture Mentoring Service, and MIT departments and labs.

Once inducted, MIT STEX25 startups are advised and prepared for industry interactions, including the refining and rehearsing of presentations, the development of written and video promotional materials, and the building of relationships with program directors at the MIT's Industrial Liaison Program.



(MIT Industrial Liaison Program)

  • Early access to technology, innovation scouting, co-creation, lead client,
    and partnership opportunities
  • Coaching/mentoring opportunities for mid-level and senior executives
    from ILP companies
  • Visibility as a thought leader in the global innovation ecosystem


Corporations looking for an injection of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit should look first at the industry-ready STEX25 startups. They will see the high-caliber talent and the cutting-edge technology that are hallmarks of MIT-connected startups. And they will see STEX25 startups are willing partners eager to collaborate with startup-ready corporations.