Tufts $100k 2024 Semifinals

March 15, 2024 | 1 – 5 pm ET

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In-person | Hybrid pitching

Our live pitching event is held in-person and on Zoom. We’ll kick off the event in the Main Stage (Room 180) and the associated Zoom link. General Track will stay in Room 180, while the other two tracks will relocate to Rooms 170 and Room 160, each of which will have its own Zoom links.

Teams will present simultaneously in each track. Join our in-person networking or return to the Main Stage’z Zoom Link for a facilitated discussion while judges deliberate.

We’ll then reconvene in the Main Stage (Room 180) and the associated Zoom link for the finalist announcement.

In-Person Track Locations

Scroll down for the exact location and Zoom links for each of the tracks. Note that the Main Stage and General Track share a location and Zoom link.

On-line Q&A via Slido for In-Person and Virtual Attendees

In-person and virtual attendees can ask any team a question through an online platform called Slido. Click “Ask a question” on any track. Upvote/downvote existing questions, or ask a new question in this format: “[TEAM NAME] Question”.


Main Stage: Room 180, Joyce Cummings Center (JCC)

Track 1:
General – Room 180, JCC

Track 2:
Healthcare & Life Sciences – Room 170, JCC

Track 3:
Social Impact – Room 160, JCC

In-Person Event Location:

Joyce Cummings Center, 1st Floor,
177 College Avenue,
Medford, MA 02155

Presentation Agenda & Format


  • 1:00 pm Doors open at the Main Stage (JCC180) and Main Zoom
  • 1:10 pm Welcome and logistics
  • 1:20 pm Healthcare and Social Impact tracks move to their respective rooms and zoom links
  • 1:25 pm Track judges are introduced within their zoom sessions
  • 1:30 pm Teams 1-5 present
  • 2:30 pm Stretch break
  • 2:45 pm Teams 6-10 present
  • 3:45 pm Deliberation and Pizza/Networking
  • 4:30 pm Announcements
  • 5:00 pm  Adjourn


  • 5 minute live pitch + 5 minute Q&A
  • 1-2 presenters
  • Entire team joins during Q&A
  • When one team is presenting, the next team is on deck ready to go immediately after the first team is done
  • Teams will submit slides to DEC ahead of time and DEC will run the slides
  • Q&A with audience on Slido only
  • Teams MUST stay on time! We will cut the Q&A time if teams go longer than 5 minutes.
  • Pro-tip: Judges love it if teams finish pitching early and have more time for Q&A.

Run Order

Track 1:

Date Like Goblins
Chia Learning, Corp.
Simplified Robotics

Track 2:
Healthcare & Life Sciences

Hug Medical

Track 3:
Social Impact

Punya Arti
Rent Right
Ongeza Zao na Pato

Event sponsorship

Cash prize sponsors


  • General Track: John Cuming, A81, Pamela Cuming and the William R. & Ruth D. Cuming Charitable Foundation
  • Healthcare and Life Science Track: Anonymous donor
  • Social Impact Track: Joseph H. Flom Foundation and Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

In-kind prize sponsors

  • Cummings Properties Rent Credit: 1 year rent-free office space valued at $25,000 (1 per track)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Credit: $5,000 per team (all semi-finalist teams)
  • Hubspot for Startups: 1 year discounted subscription (all semi-finalist teams)

Gold-level corporate sponsors