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Innovation Showcase

Congratulations to this year’s Showcase Finalists!


14bis Supply Tracking provides proprietary middleware leveraging Blockchain technology as an interoperability layer: Real-time full inventory traceability and maximum security.
Bigleaf Networks’ Cloud-first SD-WAN service improves Cloud connectivity and Internet performance with a simple implementation, friendly support, and powerful technology.
CloudZero is a serverless reliability management platform built to understand the fluid and shifting nature of serverless systems.
Dover Microsystems brings real security to silicon, empowering processors to block all network-based attacks at the instruction level during run-time.
Indico, an enterprise AI solution for unstructured content, uses machine learning to dramatically improve the efficiency of labor-intensive, document-based workflows.
LightStep is the leading provider of application performance management for organizations adopting microservices.
Numerify is the System of Intelligence for IT™, providing enterprise organizations full visibility and insights across all their plan, build, and run activities.
Pixm is building a computer-vision based technology to detect zero-day phishing attacks in real-time.
Rescale’s platform enables engineers and organizations to run their most demanding software on the world’s largest HPC cloud infrastructure.
Silverthread helps software leaders improve cost of ownership, reduce cyber-risk, and gain control of complex software portfolios.

The Innovation Showcase highlights 10 outstanding early stage companies with cutting edge solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT.

If you want to find the next innovative technology that will help Invent Your Future, then be sure to visit the Innovation Showcase on May 23!

Day of the Symposium

At the Innovation Showcase, attendees will be able to:

  • Engage with some of the most creative minds in the enterprise IT space.
  • Stay in touch with state-of-the-art thinking on IT solutions.
  • Network in a relaxing atmosphere with other leading IT executives.

Selection Criteria
  • Enterprise IT solution with product available in the market
  • Innovation and/or strategic value, or uniqueness of the solution
  • Potential impact on the Top and/or Bottom Line
Qualification Criteria
  • Start-up with <$10 million in annual revenues
  • Selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.
Selection Process
  • The online application is free, and opens in early February
  • Applications due at the end of March
  • Finalist decisions announced mid-late April.

The Innovation Showcase Judges consist of MIT faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and early stage investors.

Where Are They Now?

Since the inception of the Innovation Showcase, several of our Finalists have achieved significant success:

  • Apperian (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Arxan Technologies.
  • CloudSwitch (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Verizon.
  • DataGravity (2015 Finalist) was acquired by HyTrust.
  • Desktone (2012 Finalist) was acquired by VMware.
  • Fireglass (2017 Finalist) was acquired by Symantec.
  • Gazzang (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Cloudera.
  • Hadapt (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Teradata.
  • Nimbula (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Oracle.
  • Okta (2010 Finalist) had a successful IPO in 2017.
  • OpenSpan (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Pegasystems.
  • Panjiva (2013 Finalist) was acquired by S&P Global.
  • Pneuron (2014 Finalist) was acquired by UST Global.
  • Rypple (2011 Finalist) was acquired by
  • Sqrrl (2015 Finalist) was acquired by Amazon.
  • Twinstrata (2012 Finalist) was acquired by EMC.
  • Unidesk (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Citrix.
  • Yammer (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B.

Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Showcase. We encourage you to direct any questions or comments to us at [email protected].