Brandeis International Business School

Boston, MA

Smart Fifty in Boston

Congratulations to the 16 finalists who presented at the Boston Finals on February 9th!


IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology, with Brandeis International Business School and TiE Boston as international partners is pleased to launch Smart Fifty – 50 solutions to transform India. 

This is India’s biggest hunt for SMART startups. Focus areas include smart learning, smart agriculture, smart money, smart sustainability, smart living and smart health.

50 SMART solutions will get funded!

Smart Fifty Boston Finalists

Sixteen SMART companies were chosen to present at the Smart Fifty Boston Finals Round and Demo Day at Brandeis IBS on February 9. Of that group, six companies were rewarded with a grant, business support and the opportunity to pitch for $1.5M in equity funding in Kolkata:

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  • Top 10 companies to pitch for $1.5M in equity funding.

  • Top 50 companies to get office space and other strategic and business support functions at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park incubator.

  • Top 50 companies to receive $6,000 prototype grant and mentoring workshops on doing business in India.


November 9, 2017

Smart Fifty in Boston Launch

January 5, 2018

Application Deadline

February 1, 2018

Finalists Announced

February 9, 2018

Demo Day, Brandeis University

March 18 - 22, 2018

Boot Camp with top 50 at IIM Calcutta campus

March 23, 2018

Top 10 selection at IIM Calcutta campus

March 31, 2018

Grand Finale, Delhi